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THE MAYFLOWER 
DESCENDANT 



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Pilgrim Genealogy and History 



1899 



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BOSTON 

PUBLISHED BY THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

1899 



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Eoitor 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 

623 Tremont Building, Boston 

Committee on {publication 

MORTON DEXTER WINSLOW WARREN 

CHARLES AUGUSTUS HOPKINS FREDERICK WESLEY PARKER 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Adams, John, Inventory of, 157 

Allyn, Thomas and Winnefred, Deed of, 139 

Ancestors of the Pilgrims, 61 

Anne, The, 62, 149, 151, 153, 229 

Answer to Cobb Query, 256 

Bassett, William, Deed of, 96 
Beachampe, John, Estate of, 215-217 

Letter of, 218 
Bible Records, Photographs of, 34, 62, 89 
Births, Marriages and Deaths : 
Middleborough, Mass., 219 
Plymouth, 139, 206 
Plympton, Mass., 174, 245 
Scituate, Mass., 42, 106, 164, 233 
Book Notes, 64, 128, 192 
Bradford's History of Plimoth Plantation, 126 
Bradford Meerstead, 191, 255 
^Bradford's Passenger List, The Date of, 161 
Tjfewster Book, 1, 71, 168, 193 
^-Jurewster, widow, Deed of, 137 
^jj'ooks — Winslow Query, 192 
Brown — Moses Query, 64 
-Brown, Peter, Inventory of, 79 
Buck — Cushman Query, 192 

Cattle, Division of, in 1627, 148 
J»Gfeandler Query, 128 
X^abb, Answer to Query, 256 
N^Obb— Standish Query, 128 
(Colonial Research Fund, 254 

Committees Appointed, 48, 121, 189 

Compact, The Mayflower, 77 

Connecticut Society, 53, 122, 187, 251 

Coombs — Cushman Query, 255 

Corwin, Elizabeth (Winslow) (Brooks), 238 

Cushman Query, 255 

Cushman — Buck Query, 192 

Cushman — Coombs Query, 255 

Deeds, Grantors and Grantees: 

Allyn, Thomas and Winnefred, 139 
Basset, William, 96 
Beachampe, John, 215-217 
Brewster, widow, 137 
Chambers, Thomas, 95 
Churchill, John, 134 
Coleman, Joseph, 133 
Collamore, Peter, 91 
Eaton, Samuel, 137 
Foster, Richard, 98 
Fuller, Matthew, 137 

Samuel, 137 

Samuel and Jane, 91 
Howell, Thomas, estate of, 213 
Howland, Henry, 97 
Little, Thomas and Ann, 98 
Masterson, Nathaniel, 134, 136 
Merrick, William, 135 
Mitchell, Experience, 97, 214 
Morton, Nathaniel, 214 
Partridge, George, 135 

Ralph, 96 
Pope, Thomas, 132 
Reyner, John, 96, 214 
Richards, William, 93, 95 
Robinson, Thomas and Silence, 93 
Shaw, Joseph, 93, 95 
Shreeve, Thomas and Martha, 214 
Smith, Ralph and Mary, 136 



~?onfd \ Waterman > Robert, 213 
Weston, Edmund, executor, 213 
White, Gowin, 95 

Peregrine, 96 
Winter, Christopher, 133 
John, 136 
Descendant of 22 Mayflower Passengers, 63 
Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., 36, 100, 178, 240 
District of Columbia Society, 48, 60, 124, 189, 

253 
Division of Cattle in 1627, 148 
Division of Land, 227 

Donations to Libraries, 49, 54, 58, 61, 114, 123, 
183, 189, 248, 251-253 

Eaton, Francis, Inventory of, 197 
Query, 128 
Samuel, Deed of, 137 

Fallowell, Jonathan, Indenture of, 131 

Foreign Research Fund, 125, 190,255 

Fortune, The, 2, 62, 89 

Fuller, Query, 63 

Samuel, Will of, 24 

Samuel and Jane, Deed of, 91 

Godbertson. Godbert, Inventory of, 154 

Harding, Martha, Inventory of, 82 
Hartford Bible, 126 
Hopkins, Gyles, Will of, no 
Howell, Thomas, estate of, Deed of, 213 
Howland, Henry, Deed of, 97 

Illinois Society, 48, 57, 123, 187, 252 
Illustrations: 

Brewster Book, facing pp. 1, 193 

Paul Prince Bible, facing p. 34 

John Taylor Bible, facing p. 89 

Peregrine White's Will, facing p. 129 

Mary (Chilton) Winslow's Will, facing p. 65 
Indentures: 

Fallowell, Jonathan, 131 

Soule, Mary, 214 
Inventories, see Wills and Inventories 

Jacob, The, 149, 150, 152 

Lanckford, Richard, Inventory of, 83 
Little, Thomas and Ann, Deed of, 98 
Little James, The, 62 

Massachusetts Society, 4, 5, 37, 47, 61-63, 89, 

113, 124, 125, 182, 191, 248, 254 
Masterson, Nathaniel, Deeds of, 134, 136 
Mayflower, The, 2, 20, 62 

Ascendants, 126 

Compact, 77 

Genealogies, 124, 191, 254 

Passengers, Bradford's List of, 9 

Relics, 127 
Members elected, 50, 52, 55, 56, 58, 6o, 61, 

115, 121-124, 183, 186-189, 2 49> 2 5 I_2 53 
Merrick, William, Deed of, 135 
Middleborough, Mass., Births, Marriages and 

Deaths, 219 
Morton, Nathaniel, Deed of, 214 
Moses — Brown Query, 64 
Mullins, William, Will of, 230 



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Index of Subjects. 



New York Society, 51, lai, 186, 251 

Officers elected, 48, 51, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 123 

. :iety,48, 59, 123, 188, 253 
Old Style and New Style Dating, 17 

Paul Prince Bible, 34 

Pedigree Papers, Preparation of, 125 

Pennsylvania Society, 56, 122, 187, 252 

Pilgrim Anniversaries, 86 

Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 6:, 124, 190, 254 

Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths, 139, 

206 
Plymouth Colony Deeds, 91, 131, 213 
Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, 23, 79, 

154. 197 
Plympton, Mass., Early Records of, 174, 245 
Preston, Conn., 255 

Queries: 

Brooks — Winslow, 192 

Brown — Moses, 64 

Buck — Cushman, 192 

Chandler, 128 

Cobb — Standish, 128 

Coombs — Cushman, 255 

Cushman, 255 

Cushman — Buck, 192 

Cushman — Coombs, 255 

Eaton, 128 

Fuller, 63 

Fuller — Sirkman, 63 
^ Moses — Brown, 64 

Ramsdell, 64 

Reed — Thomson, 192 

Richmond — Rogers, 192 

Rogers — Richmond, 192 

Sirkman — Fuller, 63 

Soule, 64 

Standish— Cobb, 128 

Thomson — Reed, 192 

Walker— Warren, 256 

Warren, 128 

Warren— Walker, 256 

Winslow — Brooks, 192 

Ramsdell Query, 64 



Reed — Thomson Query, 192 

Reports from State Societies, 47, 113, 182, 248 

Richmond — Rogers Query, 192 

Ring, Mary, Will of, 29 

Inventory of, 31 
Rogers — Richmond Query, 192 

Scituate, Mass., Births, Marriages and Deaths, 

42, 106, 164, 233 
Sirkman — Fuller Query, 63 
Soule, Mary, Indenture of, 214 

Query, 64 
Standish — Cobb Query, 128 
Starr, Hannah (Brewster), 224 
Supplemental Lines Filed, 51, 53, 55, 59, 117, 

123, 185, 187, 188, 190, 250, 252, 253 

Taylor Bible, The John, 89 
Thomson — Reed Query, 192 
Thorp, John, Inventory of, 158 

Virginia Company, 78 

Walker— Warren Query, 256 
Warren Query, 128 
Warren — Walker Query, 256 
White, Peregrine, Will of, 129 
Wills and Inventories: 

Adams, John, 157 

Brown, Peter, 79 

Eaton, Francis, 197 

Fuller, Samuel, 24 

Godbertson, Godbert, 154 

Harding, Martha, 82 

Hopkins, Gyles, no 

Lanckford, Richard, 83 

Mullins, William, 230 

Ring, Mary, 29 

Thorp, John, 158 

White, Peregrine, 129 

Winslow, Mary (Chilton), 65 

Wright, William, 200 
Winslow — Brooks Query, 192 
Winslow, Mary (Chilton), Will of, 65 

Inventory of, 69 
Wright, William, Will of, 200 

Inventory of, 203 



T 



he Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. I. JANUARY, 1899. No. 1. 

THE BREWSTER BOOK. 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

In the summer of 1896 my attention was called to a manu- 
script in the Boston Public Library, which was said to be a 
copy of family records entered in " The Brewster Book." 
An examination of this copy convinced me that, if these 
were genuine contemporary records, the book was of ines- 
timable value to the student of Pilgrim genealogy and his- 
tory, and I at once began a search for the original. In 
March, 1897, I learned that the owner was Mr. Cordilla 
Walker Fitch, of Morrisville, Vt., and addressed to him a 
request for permission to make a critical study of the book. 
A most courteous reply was returned, and in a few days the 
book was in my care. 

It took but a short time to decide that the records were 
contemporary entries, and that much would be added to our 
knowledge of the Brewster family ; and a great deal of time 
has been spent in transcribing and studying the entries, all 
of which will be printed in this magazine, with copious notes. 

" The Brewster Book " was a " wast " or blank book of at 
least 368 pages, strongly bound in dark leather, 7| inches 
tall and 6 inches wide. Both covers are detached, but are 
with the book. Of the original 184 leaves there remain 
only 122, and one of these is loose, but by good fortune it 
immediately precedes the first page of what remains. An- 
other loose leaf disappeared but a few years ago. 

Six leaves at the beginning and four at the end are miss- 
ing, and fifty-two have been cut or torn from the body of the 



2 The Brewster Book. 

book. As paper was scarce in the early days, it is probable 
that many of these leaves were used for writing letters. 
Confirmation of this theory is found in a letter to Daniel 
Wetherell, written on a blank leaf by his brother-in-law, Ben- 
jamin 3 Brewster (Jonathan, 2 William 1 ). It would be inter- 
esting to know why this letter was not cut out and forwarded 
to Wetherell. 

For convenience of reference, the 122 leaves have been 
numbered as pages 1 to 244 inclusive. Of these pages, 201 
contain entries, and 43 are blank. Not one leaf remains 
whole, the two pages presented in the frontispiece showing 
about their average condition. The book has been subjected 
to the action of some liquid, possibly salt water, and the 
parts affected have become extremely brittle, resulting in a 
gradual disintegration, which is especially marked at the 
beginning and the end, a few leaves in the middle being 
nearly complete. 

That this damage occurred before the family records were 
begun is clearly shown by the fact that, with rare exceptions, 
these entries do not extend over the badly injured part of 
the page, and nearly every record is perfect. On the other 
hand, of the earlier entries not one is complete. 

The original ownership of the book is still a matter of 
doubt, but the earlier entries show conclusively that it be- 
longed to some person interested in colonizing or trading in 
America, possibly to one of the adventurers. 

The first sixty pages contain copies of a commission to 
Capt. John Mason, and of a license to Thomas Weston ; an 
abstract of the patent of November, 1620; directions for 
transporting passengers to New England ; lists of articles 
necessary for fitting out a fishing vessel, with the cost of 
the various items ; and extracts from letters sent from New 
England and from Jamestown, Va. One of these letters 
was sent back in the Fortune in December, 1621, and the 
fact that all are said to be "from " New England and Vir- 
ginia is evidence that the copies were made while the book 
was still in England. Consequently it could not have come 
in the Mayflower. 

None of the handwriting has been identified as that of 



The Brewster Book. 3 

Elder William Brewster, but there are entries which seem to 
prove that at the time of his death the book was a part of 
his estate. 

On the fifth of June, 1644, the General Court appointed 
Jonathan and Love Brewster administrators of their father's 
estate, and on the eighteenth of the same month Jonathan 
sold to John Bemon a number of books which had been a 
part of the Elder's library. This and other sales are re- 
corded in the handwriting of Jonathan on pages 61, 62 and 63, 
immediately following the entries of the original owner. As 
these sales are the earliest entries made by Jonathan, it is 
probable that the book had come into his possession at his 
father's death. 

In the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety, 2d Series, Vol. V, pp. 37-85, will be found a paper 
prepared by Rev. Henry M. Dexter, D.D., in which he pre- 
sents the results of his labors in identifying the books so 
briefly mentioned in the inventory* of Elder Brewster's 
library. With the help of this paper the majority of the 
books sold by Jonathan are shown to have been the property 
of his father. 

Near the end of the book, on pages 217 to 237, both 
inclusive, is an extract from Campanula's " De Monarchia 
Hispanica Discursus," the handwriting closely resembling 
that of the entries on the first sixty pages. 

After the marriage of his daughter Mary to John Turner, 
Senior, the importance of a record of his family seems to 
have occurred to Jonathan Brewster ; and he took the book, 
turned it upside down, and began such a record on page 216, 
opposite the extract from Campanella. The half-tone front- 
ispiece shows these two pages (217 and 216) facing each 
other. 

After entering the birth of his daughter Ruth, Jonathan 
turned over the leaf to continue the record on the next page, 
and was doubtless surprised to find that he had been antici- 
pated. On page 215 appeared several childish attempts at 
drawing pictures of horses, and in one corner the entry, 
M This horse may be rid With out bridel or saddel I have 

* This inventory will be printed in an early issue of this magazine. 



4 The Brewster Book. 

taugh him to ambel." On the opposite page (214) was 
another horse, drawn as large as the space would permit, 
and the inscription, " This was picketore Drone by Wilyem 
Bruster." These two entries are by different persons, and 
the second is written with a much coarser quill and blacker 
ink. 

Turning over another leaf, Jonathan completed his record 
on pages 213 and 212, his last entry being made soon after 
October, 165 1. Since that date the book has passed through 
many hands before coming into the possession of Mr. Fitch, 
who has recently become a member of the Society of May- 
flower Descendants in Massachusetts. It is worthy of 
special note, that with the exception of the dates of the 
death of his great-grandfather, Jabez Fitch, Jr., and the 
birth and death of his grandmother, every date in Mr. 
Fitch's pedigree paper, down to and including the birth of 
his father, was taken from "The Brewster Book." And still 
more remarkable is the fact that, excepting the three dates 
noted and the death of his grandfather, all of the entries 
were made by three persons — Jonathan Brewster, his son 
Benjamin, and Jabez Fitch, Jr., a great-grandson of Benja- 
min. Jonathan recorded his own birth (which occurred in 
1593), his marriage, and the birth of his son Benjamin. 
Benjamin recorded his own marriage, the birth of his 
daughter Mary, her marriage to Samuel Fitch, and the birth 
of their son Jabez Fitch, Sr. Jabez Fitch, Jr., recorded the 
marriage of his father, his own birth and marriage, the birth 
and marriage of his son Cordilla, and the birth in 1798 of 
his grandson Jabez Deming Fitch, who was the father of the 
present owner. 

Since the time when Jonathan Brewster owned the book, 
the entries have been of many kinds and by many hands. 
Some are written with the book right side up, some with it 
reversed, and others with it held sideways. 

In printing the records, the use of capitals, the forms of 
spelling, and the punctuation of the original have been fol- 
lowed with great care, and the position of the entries, 
whether right side up or reversed, has been noted. 

A number of photographs of the book, each showing two 



The Brewster Book. 5 

pages, and of the exact size of the original, are for sale by 
the Massachusetts Society.* The proceeds are to be used to 
continue the work until every page has been photographed. 
The leaves will then be treated by the Emery Process, to 
prevent further disintegration. 

As the various family records are of the most importance 
at this time, they will follow the entries of Jonathan Brewster 
here presented. 

(p. 61.) 

Sold to John Bemon in boo(wom) 

18 th of June . 1644 

it : Syons plea 

it : 2 . Sweds intellegr 

it : 1 . remonstrance of 

King Jaes 
it : Taylor : tryall 
it : donam reply agist 

whitgift 
it : 1 . booke : of 4 . serms 
it : ministers of lincolne 

reply 
it : 1 . other boke 
it : 1 . littell boke 



wherof he is to paye 

Jones : 12 s : to sett of 

for my 2 . sones teaching to handle 

armes : 

"John Beamont" is found in the list, made in August, 1643, °f "The 
Names of all the Males that are able to beare Armes from xvi. Yeares old 
to 60 Yeares " He is credited to Scituate. 

In the same list "Ralph Joanes" is credited to Plymouth. Plym. Col. 
Records {Printed) VIII: 187, 191. 

"Syons plea" is No. 216 in Dr. Dexter's article; "2 . Sweds intel- 
legr" is doubtless Nos. 193 and 209; "ministers of lincolne reply" is 
No. 195. The other items I have been unable to positively identify. 

* See advertising pages. 

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(p. 62.) 

(wom)isda\\ oweth me this 28 th 

(worn)e for bokes : 1644 s. 

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(worn)g on Hebrews — 3.0 

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The purchaser in the preceding entry must have been John Tisdale, 
yeoman, whose name first appears on the Plymouth Colony Records 
under date of 7 June, 1636. He was granted land at Duxbury on 2 Octo- 
ber, 1637. Plym. Col. Records {Printed) 1 : 41, 42, 66. 

The first book is the one numbered 35 by Dr. Dexter. The second is 
No. 204. 

(worn)nd Chandeler had of me the 
(worn) of June . 1644 • m bookes. 

The preceding entry must refer to Edmund Chandler, whose name 
appears in the first list of freemen, 1633. Plym. Col. Records {Printed) 
I: 4 . 

(P. 63.) 

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soe I owe : 4 s : 

"goodman washbone 11 was probably John Washburn, Senior, of Dux- 
bury, "cases of Conscience 11 is No. 364 in Dr. Dexte^s article ; "dod 
Comadents" is either No. 121, No. 176, or No. 208 (three copies of the 
same book); "Calvin Joshuay," No. 54; "Chistians dayly walke," No. 
373; "Rogers esy : 5," No. 287. 



The Brewster Book. 

(p. 216, upside down.) 
Johnnathan Brewster was borne 
at Scroby in Nottinghamshyre. 
the 12 th of August 1593 . yeaes 

Mary Brewster the wyfe of william 
Brewster dyed at Plymouth in new 
England the 17 th of Aprill 1627: 

William Brewster dyed at Plymouth 
in New England the 10 th of Aprill 
1644. 

William Brewster the sonn of ]oh(wor?i) 
nathan Brewster borne at V\ymo\x{worn) 
in New England the 9 th of March 
1625 : 

Mary Brewster the daughter of 
Johnnathan borne at Plymouth the 
16 th of Aprill 1627 : 

Johnnathan the sonn of Johnnathan 
Brewster borne at Plymouth 
17 th July . 1629. 

Ruth the daughter of Johnnathan 
borne at Jones River the 3 . of 
October 163 1. 

(p. 213, upside down.) 
Beniamin Brewster the sonn of 
Johnnathan Brewster borne at 
Duxborow the 17 . of november 
1633. 

Elizabeth the daughter of Johnnathan 
Brewster borne at Duxborow, the 
first of May : 1637. 

Grace . the daughter of Johnnathan 
borne at Duxborow the first of 
November . 1639. 



8 The Brewster Book. 

Hanna . the daughter of Johnnathan 
borne at Duxborow, the 3 d of 
November 1641. 

(The following entry was made by Jabez Fitch, Jr., born 1737, great- 
grandson of Benjamin.) 

The above Named Benjamin Brewster died 
in Norwich y e 14 th of Sept : 1710 & was 
Buried on Brewster Plain 

(p. 212, upside down) 

Johnnathan Brewster marryed 
Lucretia Oidam . of Darby . 
the 10 th Aprill . 1624. 
who had children : 

r William 
Mary 

Johnnathan 
Ruth 

f Beniamin 

Elizabeth 

Grace 
^ Hanna 

Mary Brewster marryed John 
Turner of Situate the Elder 
the 10 th November . 1645 

With the exception of the death of Benjamin Brewster, on page 213, 
the entries on pages 216, 213, and 212 to this point were made by Jonathan 
Brewster, all at one time and with the same ink. The next two entries 
were also made by Jonathan, but with a different ink and at a later date. 

Ruth Brewster maryed to ]oh(worn) 
Pickett the 14 th of March 
1651 : 

William Brewster maryed 
Mary Peame of London the 
15 th October 165 1 

(To be continued.) 



Bradford's List of Mayflower Passengers. 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LIST OF THE MAY- 
FLOWER PASSENGERS. 

The names of those which came over first, in y e year 
.1620. and were (by the blesing of God) the first beginers, 
and (in a sort) the foundation, of all the plantations, and 
Colonies, in New England. (And their families.) 

m r John Carver. Kathrine his wife. Desire Minter ; 
.8. & .2. man-servants John Howland Roger Wilder. Wil- 
liam Latham, a boy. & a maid servant. & a child y t was 
put to him called, Jasper More 

m r William Brewster. Mary his wife, with .2. sons, 
whose names were Love, & Wrasling. and a boy was 
.6. put to him called Richard More ; and another of his 
brothers the rest of his childeren were left behind & 
came over afterwards. 

m r Edward Winslow Elizabeth his wife, & 2. men 
.5. servants, caled Georg Sowle, and Elias Story; also 
a litle girle was put to him caled Ellen, the sister of 
Richard More. 

.2. William Bradford, and Dorathy his wife, having but one 
child, a sone left behind, who came afterward. 

m r Isaack Allerton, and Mary, his wife ; with .3. chil- 
.6. dren Bartholmew Remember, & Mary, and a servant 
boy, John Hooke. 

.2. m r Samuell fuller ; and a servant, caled William Butten. 
His wife was behind & a child, which came afterwards. 

.2. John Crakston and his sone John Crakston 

.2. Captin Myles Standish and Rose, his wife 

.4. m r Christpher Martin, and his wife ; and .2. servants, 
Salamon prower, and John Langemore 

.5. m r William Mullines, and his wife; and .2. children 
Joseph, & priscila ; and a servant Robart Carter. 



io Bradford's List of Mayflower Passengers. 

m r William White, and Susana his wife ; and one sone 
.6. caled resolved, and one borne a ship-bord caled peri- 
griene ; & .2. servants, named William Holbeck, & 
Edward Thomson 

m r Steven Hopkins, & Elizabeth his wife ; and .2. chil- 
dren, caled Giles, and Constanta a doughter, both by a 
.8. former wife. And .2. more by this wife, caled Damaris, 
& Oceanus, the last was borne at sea. And .2. servants, 
called Edward Doty, and Edward Litster. 

.1. m r Richard Warren, but his wife and children were lefte 
behind and came afterwards 

4 John Billinton, and Elen his wife : and .2. sones John, 
& Francis. 

.4. Edward Tillie, and Ann his wife: and .2. childeren that 
were their cossens ; Henery Samson, and Humillity 
Coper 

.3. John Tillie, and his wife; and Eelizabeth their doughter 

.2. Francis Cooke, and his sone John ; But his wife & other 
children came afterwards 

.2. Thomas Rogers, and Joseph his sone ; his other children 
came afterwards. 

.2. Thomas Tinker, and his wife, and a Sone 

2. John Rigdale ; and Alice his wife. 

3. James Chilton, and his wife, and Mary their dougter ; 
they had another doughter y* was maried came afterward. 

.3. Edward fuller, and his wife ; and Samuell their sonne. 

.3 John Turner, and .2. sones ; he had a doughter came 
some years after to Salem, wher she is now living. 

.3. Francis Eaton, and Sarah his wife, and Samuell their 
sone, a yong child 

Moyses fletcher, John Goodman, Thomas Williams, 
.10. Digerie Preist, Edmond Margeson, Peter Browne, Rich- 
ard Britterige, Richard Clarke, Richard Gardenar, Gil- 
bart Winslow 



Bradford's List of Mayflower Passengers. n 

John Alden was hired for a cooper, at South-Hampton 

I. vvher the ship victuled ; and being a hopefull yong man 

was much desired, but left to his owne liking to go, or 

stay when he came here, but he stayed, and maryed here. 

John Allerton, and Thomas Enlish were both hired, the 
later to goe m r of a shalop here, and y e other was re- 
.2. puted as one of y e company, but was to go back (being 
a seaman) for the help of others behind. But they both 
dyed here, before the shipe returned. 

Ther were allso other .2. seamen hired to stay a year 
.2. here in the country, William Trevore ; and one Ely. 
But when their time was out they both returned. 

These bening aboute a hundred sowls came over in this 
first ship ; and began this worke, which god of his goodnes 
hath hithertoo blesed ; let his holy name have y e praise. 

And seeing it hath pleased him to give me to see .30. 
years compleated, since these beginings. And that the great 
works of his providence are to be observed. I have thought 
it not unworthy my paines, to take a veiw of the decreas- 
ings, & Increasings of these persons, and such changs as 
hath pased over them, & theirs, in this thirty years. It may 
be of some use to such as come after ; but however I shall 
rest in my owne benefite. 

I will therefore take them in order as they lye. 

m r Carver and his wife, dyed the first year, he in y e 
spring, she in y e somer ; also his man Roger, and y e 
litle boy Jasper, dyed before either of them, of y e com- 
mone Infection. Desire Minter, returned to her freind 
& proved not very well, and dyed in England. His serv- 
ant boy Latham after more then .20. years stay in the 
country went into England ; and from thence to the 
15 Bahamy Hands in y e west Indees ; and ther with some 
others was stavred for want of food. His maid servant 
maried, & dyed a year or tow after here in this place. 
His servant John Howland maried the doughter of John 
Tillie, Elizabeth, and they are both now living; and 
have .10. children now all living and their eldest dough- 



12 Bradford's List of Mayflower Passengers. 

ter hath .4. children And ther .2. dougter, one, all living 
and other of their Children mariagable. so .15. are come 
of them. 

m r Brewster lived to very old age; about .80. years he 
was when he dyed, having lived some .23. or .24. years 
here in y e countrie. & though his wife dyed long before, 
yet she dyed aged. His sone Wrastle dyed a yonge man 
unmaried ; his sone Love, lived till this year .1650. and 

4. dyed, & left .4. children, now living. His doughters 
which came over after him, are dead but have left 
sundry children alive ; his eldst sone is still liveing, 

2. and hath .9. or .10. children, one maried. who hath a 
child, or .2. 

Richard More, his brother dyed the first winter ; but he 
4. is maried, and hath .4. or .5. children, all living. 

m r Ed : Winslow, his wife dyed the first winter ; and he 
2. maried with the widow of m r White, and hath .2. chil- 
dren living by her marigable, besids sundry that are 
dead, one of his servants dyed, as also the litle girle 
soone after the ships arivall. But his man Georg 
.8 Sowle, is still living, and hath .8. children. 

William Bradford, his wife dyed soone after their arivall; 
4 and he maried againe ; and hath .4. children, .3: wherof 
are maried. 
who dyed 9 of May, 1658.* 

m r Allerton his wife dyed with the first, and his servant 
John Hooke. his sone Bartle is maried in England but I 
know not how many children he hath. His doughter 
remember is maried at Salem & hath .3. or .4 children 
.8. living. And his doughter mary is maried here, & hath 
.4. children. Him selfe maried againe with y e dougter 
of m r Brewster, & hath one sone living by here but she 

*This note and that giving the date of Captain Standish's death are in the same 
handwriting. 

Prince's note in his own copy of the New England Memorial (see p. 452 of Brad- 
ford's History, Ed. 1856) shows that these two entries must have been made before he 
received the manuscript. In neither entry is the year correctly stated. Governor 
Bradford died 9 May, 1657, and Captain Standish 3 October, 1656. 



Bradford's List of Mayflower Passengers. 13 

is long since dead. And he is maried againe, and hath 
left this place long agoe. So I account his Increase to 
be :8: besids his sons in England. 

m r ffuller, his servant dyed at sea ; and after his wife 
.2. came over, he had tow children by her ; which are liv- 
ing and growne up to years, but he dyed some .15. years 
agoe. 

John Crakston dyed in the first mortality; and about 
some .5. or 6. years after his sone dyed, having lost him 
selfe in y e wodes, his feet became frosen, which put him 
into a feavor, of which he dyed. 

Captain Standish his wife dyed in the first sicknes ; 
.4. and he maried againe, and hath .4. sones liveing, and 
some are dead. 
who dyed .3. of Octob. 1655.* 

m r Martin, he, and all his, dyed in the first Infection ; 
not long after the arivall. 

m r Molines, and his wife, his sone, & his servant dyed 
the first winter. Only his dougter priscila survied, and 
15. maried with John Alden, who are both living, and have 
.ir. children. And their eldest daughter is maried & 
hath five children. 
See N. E. Memorial, p. 22.f 

m r White, and his .2. servants dyed soone after ther 
landing. His wife maried with m r Winslow (as is 
.7. before noted) His .2. sons are maried, and resolved 
hath .5. children; perigrine tow, all living. So their 
Increase are .7 

m r Hopkins, and his wife are now both dead ; but they 
lived above .20. years in this place, and had one sone, 
and .4. doughters borne here. Ther sone became a sea- 

.5. man, & dyed at Barbadoes, one daughter dyed here, and 
.2. are maried. one of them hath .2. children, and one is 
yet to mary. So their Increase, which still survive, are 

4. .5. But his sone Giles is maried, and hath .4. children. 

* See footnote under William Bradford, preceding. 
fThis entry is in a different hand. 



14 Bradford's List of Mayflower Passe tigers. 

.12. his doughter Constanta, is also maried, and hath .12. 
children all of them living, and one of them maried. 

m r Richard Warren lived some .4. or .5. years, and had 
his wife come over to him, by whom he had .2. sons 
4 before dyed ; and one of them is maryed, and hath .2. 
children So his Increase is .4. but he had .5. dough- 
ters more came over with his wife, who are all maried, 
& living & have many children. 

John Billinton after he had bene here .10. yers, was exe- 
.8. cuted, for killing a man ; and his eldest sone dyed before 
him; but his .2. sone is alive, and maried, & hath .8. 
children 

Edward Tillie, and his wife both dyed soon after their 
.7. arivall ; and the girle Humility their cousen, was sent 
for into Ento England, and dyed ther. But the youth 
Henery Samson, is still liveing, and is maried, & hath .7. 
children. 

John Tillie, and his wife both dyed, a litle after they 
came ashore ; and their daughter Elizabeth maried with 
John Howland and hath Isue as is before noted. 

Francis Cooke * is still living, a very olde man, and hath 
seene his childrens, children, have children : after his 
wife came over, (with other of his children) he hath .3. 

.8. still living by her, all maried, and have .5. children so 
their encrease is .8. And his sone John which came 

.4. over with him, is maried, and hath .4. chilldren living. 

Thomas Rogers dyed in the first sicknes, but his sone 
.6. Joseph is still living, and is maried, and hath .6. chil- 
dren. The rest of Thomas Rogers came over, & are 
maried, & have many children. 

Thomas Tinker, and his wife, and sone, all dyed in the 
first sicknes. 

And so did John Rigdale, and his wife. 

James Chilton, and his wife also dyed in the first Infec- 

* In the margin, in a different hand, is written " dyed 7 of April 1663 above 80." 



Bradford's List of Mayflower Passengers. 15 

10. tion. but their daughter mary, is still living and hath .9. 
children ; and one daughter is maried, & hath a child ; 
so their Increase is .10. 

Edward ffuller, and his wife dyed soon after they came 
4 ashore ; but their sone Samuell is living, & maried, and 
hath .4. children, or more. 

John Turner, and his .2. sones all dyed in the first sik- 
nes. But he hath a daugter still living, at Salem, well 
maried, and approved of. 

Francis Eeaton, his first wife dyed in the generall sick- 
nes; and he maried againe, & his .2. wife dyed, & he 
4 maried the .3. and had by her .3. children, one of them 
is maried, & hath a child ; the other are living, but one 
of them is an Ideote. He dyed about .16. years agoe. 

.1. his sone Samuell, who came over a sucking child is allso 
maried, & hath a child. 

Moyses fletcher Thomas Williams Digerie preist John 
Goodman Edmond Margeson Richard Britterige Rich- 
ard Clarke All these dyed sone after their arivall. in the 
Generall sicknes that befell. But Digerie preist had his 
wife & children sent hither afterwards she being m r 
Allertons sister. But the rest left no posteritie here. 

Richard Gardinar, became a seaman, and dyed in Eng- 
land, or at sea. 

Gilbert Winslow after diverse years aboad here, returned 
into England and dyed ther. 

Peter Browne maried twise, by his first wife he had .2. 
children, who are living, & both of them maried, and 
6 the one of them hath .2. children, by his second wife, 
he had .2. more ; he dyed about 16 years since 

Thomas English ; and John Allerton, dyed in the generall 
siknes. 

John Alden maried with priscila, m r Mollines his dough- 
ter, and had Isue by her as is before related. 



1 6 Bradford's List of Mayftoiuer Passengers. 

Edward Doty, & Edward Litster the servants of m r 
Hopkins. Litster After he was at liberty, went to Vir- 
ginia, & ther dyed. But Edward Doty by a second wife 
hath .7. children and both he and they are living 

Of these 100 persons which came first over, in this first 
ship together ; the greater halfe dyed in the generall mortal- 
ity ; and most of them in .2. or three monthes time. And 
for those which survied though some were ancient & past 
procreation ; & others left y e place and cuntrie. yet of those 
few remaining are sprunge up above .160. persons; in this 
.30. years. And are now living in this presente year .1650. 
besids many of their children which are dead and come not 
within this account. 

And of the old stock, (of one, & other) ther are yet 
living this present year. 1650. nere .30. persons. Let the 
Lord have y e praise ; who is the High preserver of men. 



Twelfe persons liveing of the old Stock this present yeare 
1679. 

Two persons liveing that come over in the first Shipe 1620 
this present yeare 1690. Resolved White and Mary Chus- 
man, the Daughter of m r Alderton 

and John Cooke the Son of frances Cooke that Came in 
the first ship is still liveing this present yeare 1694 

& Mary Cushman. is still liveing this present yeare 1698 



The last four entries, made many years after Governor Bradford closed his record, 
were written by two different persons. 

It is impossible to determine the exact date of the first entry, but the writer over- 
looked at least two " of the old Stock." The following list contains the names of fifteen 
who were alive at the beginning of the year 1679 : — 

Peregrine White, died 1704; Mary (Allerton) Cushman, died 1699; John Cooke, 
died 1695; Resolved White, died between 1690 and 1694; Richard More, died 1690 or 
later; Gyles Hopkins, died 1690 ; Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, died 1687 ; John Alden, 
died 1687 ; Francis Billington, died about 1686 ; Henry Samson, died 1684 ; Samuel 
Eaton, died 1684; Samuel Fuller, 2d, died 1683; Susanna (Fuller) (White) Winslow, 
died 1680; George Soule, died 1680; Mary (Chilton) Winslow, died 1679. The last 
named died early in 1679, perhaps before the entry was made. 

Bradford wrote that there were " nere 30 persons " living in 1650, but he named only 
twenty-eight — those alive in 1679, anc * the following thirteen: Joseph Rogers, died 
1678; Constance (Hopkins) Snow, died 1677; John Howland, died 1673; Damaris 
(Hopkins) Cooke, died between 1666 and 1609; Francis Cooke, died 1663; Isaac 
Allerton, died 1659 ; William Bradford, died 1657 ; Myles Standish, died 1656 ; Edward 
Doty, died 1655 ; Edward Winslow, died 1655; Remember (Allerton) Maverick, died 
about 1652 ; also Priscilla (Mullins) Alden and Bartholomew Allerton, both of whom 
Bradford mentions as living in 1650, but the years of their decease cannot be stated 
with any approach to accuracy. 



Old Style and New Style Dating. \J 



OLD STYLE AND NEW STYLE DATING. 

Julian and Gregorian Calendars* 

By F. Apthorp Foster. 

. If an apology were needed for trying, with an attempt at 
succinctness, to treat of the calendar that our ancestors used 
when they first came to this country, and of the one that we 
now employ, which, though having had birth in 1582, was not 
adopted by Great Britain and her dependencies until 1752, 
such an apology were more than justified by the prevailing 
ignorance of the subject on the part of the average person. 
Some know that once upon a time something was done to 
the calendar, but so long ago as not to be worth troubling 
themselves about ; some religiously copy double years or 
"O. S." and " N. S." after dates with only a vague idea of 
their meaning ; while others, the greatest number, unfortu- 
nately, know nothing about the matter. 

It is in the hope of throwing a little light on what is re- 
garded as a puzzling subject by those who encounter it for 
the first time, that the following has been written. It makes 
no claim to originality, but is based on such trustworthy 
authorities as were found.* 

As the calendar now in use was preceded by the Julian 
calendar, and that in turn by others, it may be of interest 
briefly to trace their succession. 

To Romulus is given the credit of having, during his 
reign, divided the year into ten months with a total of 304 
days. His successor, Numa, made changes in this method 
of reckoning for purposes of greater accuracy ; but even so, 
in 452 B.C. the year had only been given 355 days, or a 
deficiency of a fraction over 10 days according to the solar 

* For those who care to pursue the subject further the following list of books will be 
found useful : Saint-Allais, L'Art de verifier les ddtes, Paris, 1818 ; Nicolas, Chronology 
of History, London, 1833 ; Bond, Handy-Book of Rules and Tables for Verifying Dates 
with the Christian Era, London, 1869 ; Encyclopaedia Britannica, ed. 9, IV. 



1 8 Old Style and New Style Dating. 

reckoning. Further corrections were subsequently made 
and the year increased to 366! days, or an excess of (ap- 
proximately) one day per year. This error was rectified and 
the number of days put at 365 \. The right to alter the 
calendar for purposes of correction was placed in the hands 
of the Roman pontiffs, who so misused their power for 
political ends that in the time of Caesar the vernal equinox, 
according to the calendar, differed from the true astronom- 
ical time by three months, and appeared in the summer. 

JULIAN CALENDAR, OR OLD STYLE. 

The necessity of some action to eliminate these discrep- 
ancies had become so great that Caesar, as Pontifex Maxi- 
mus, in his third consulate, inserted in the calendar two 
intercalary months, with a total of sixty-seven days, between 
November and December, and gave an additional twenty- 
three days to February, which, added to the 355 days of the 
year as previously reckoned, made a total of 445 days and 
brought about uniformity between the calendar and actual 
time, so that the vernal equinox was restored to March 25. 

To form a calendar which should more nearly approximate 
correctness, Caesar, with the aid of Sosigenes, a famous 
Egyptian scholar, based his calculations upon a (mean) solar 
year of 365 i days. For purposes of intercalation a day was 
added every fourth year to the month of February. Such 
years were known as bissextile.* This new calendar went 
into effect in the year 45 B.c.f 

* From bissextus = twice six. " This extra day was provided for by reckoning twice 
the sixth day before the calends (or first) of March, . . . the * sixth ' (or first sixth) 
day proper thus corresponding to February 25, according to our reckoning, and the 
extra ' sixth,' or ' second sixth,' to our February 24. Since 1662, when the Anglican 
liturgy was revised, the twenty-ninth day of February has been more conveniently 
regarded as the intercalated day in all English-speaking countries. In the Ecclesiastical 
calendars of the countries of continental Europe, however, the twenty-fourth day of 
February is still reckoned as the bissextus or intercalary day." — Century Dictionary. 

fThe Roman year began in March, the months following in their present order, 
though February had at one time preceded January. March, May, July, September, 
November, and January had each thirty-one days : the remaining months had each 
thirty days with the exception of February, which in common years had twenty-nine 
days, and every fourth year thirty days. The lack of system in the number of days in 
the months as we now know them is interesting. July (previously Quintilis) was named 
after Caesar; August (previously Sextilis) was called after Augustus, and to gratify the 
inordinate vanity of this sovereign by giving his month as many days as Caesar's — 



Old Style and New Style Dating. 19 

GREGORIAN CALENDAR, OR NEW STYLE. 

In March, 1582, Pope Gregory XIII, having found the 
principal Catholic countries ready to adopt his views, issued 
a brief abolishing the Julian calendar and substituting in its 
place the one since generally known by his name, the author 
of which was one Aloysius Lilius, or Lilio Ghiraldi, a Nea- 
politan astronomer and physician. In order to bring the 
vernal equinox to March 21, as it was at the time of the 
Council of Nice, in 325 — for it had now retrograded to March 
n — the Pope directed that the 5th of October be reckoned 
the 15th, and that in future the year begin on January 1st. 
For purposes of intercalation, such years as were evenly 
divisible by four (for example, 1604, 1728, 1896, etc.), and 
such centesimal years as were evenly divisible by 400 (for 
example, 1600, 2000, etc.), were to be considered bissextile 
or leap years, and an extra day was to be added to February. 
In other, or common, years February was to have twenty-eight 
days.* 

The new style of reckoning was promptly adopted by most 
Catholic countries, some coincidently with Rome, others 
later.f 

In the cities of the Protestant Netherlands,^ e. g. Rotter- 
dam, Amsterdam, Leyden, Delft, Harlaem, and The Hague, 
Old style ended on Friday, December 21, 1582, and New 
Style began on Saturday, December 22 (January 1), 1582-3. 

England, however, adhered for 170 years to the Old Style, 
with a pertinacity due to prejudice in favor of ancient prac- 
tice against which reason and convenience seemed to have 

thirty-one — February was robbed of a day. To avoid three consecutive months of 
thirty-one days each, September and November were reduced to thirty days and 
October and December were each given an extra day. 

•" The Gregorian calendar gives ninety-seven intercalations in 400 years, or, reduced 
to days, hours, etc., an excess of twenty-six seconds a year over solar time, or one day 
in 3.3 2 3 years. To correct this slight error, it has been suggested that the year 4000 
and its multiples be considered common years." — Encyclopedia Britannica. 

f See especially Bond's Handy-Book for full tables. 

X" By Edict or Plakaet of 10 December, 1582 (entered in the Great Plakaet boek, I, 
395, in the Record Office of the Hague) , introduction of the New Style was fixed for 
the fifteenth of December, 1582 ; but afterwards settled by a resolution of the States of 
Holland, to begin on the first of January, 1583." — Bond, op. cit. 



20 Old Style and New Style Dating, 

no weight. It was not until 175 1 that the correction of the 
calendar was introduced by Act of Parliament (24 Geo. II, 
ch. 23).* It was enacted that throughout all his majesty's 
dominions the 1st of January, 1752, should be reckoned the 
first day of the year, and to correct the error of eleven days, 
the 3rd of September should be reckoned the 14th. 

Many mistakes have been made in reducing Old Style to 
New Style from a misapprehension of the number of days' 
difference between the two. Thus the 22nd of November, 
1620, N. S., has been erroneously adopted, instead of the 

2 1 st, for the date of the Signing of the Compact on the 
Mayflower, and the Landing of the Pilgrims has been placed 
(equally erroneously) on the 22nd of December, 1620, N. S., 
instead of the 21st. This mistake seems due to the idea 
that as eleven days were needed to reduce Old Style to New 
Style when the calendar was corrected in 1752, therefore 
eleven is the magic number to be used in all such cases, no 
matter what the century concerned is. 

The following table shows the correct number of days to 
be applied to change Old Style to New Style : — 

From March 1, 1399, to February 29, 1499, inclusive, add 9 days. 
,, ,, 1499' »> >> »» J 599» »» >> IO »» 

,, „ i599> >> >> >> l6 99> >> .» I0 ».t 

,, 1699, ,, September 2, 1752, ,, ,, 11 ,, 

Russia and the Greek Church still hold to the Julian cal- 
endar, and according to our reckoning are now twelve days 
behind time. 

* A similar attempt was made March 16, 27 Eliz., 1584-5 ; but after a second reading 
in the House of Commons it was lost sight of. (For this and the preceding, see Nico- 
las, Chronology of History, 34.) 

fThe lack of retrogression here is due to the fact that 1599-1600 was a leap year in 
both styles. The table which follows is arranged to show where the gain of a day 
comes in on March I, in such years as were leap years, O. S., and common years, 
N. S.: — 

February - March, 1699-1700. 





c 




t/i 

a 
H 




u 

3 

h 


£ 


C/3 


C/2 


C 

O 


en 


V 


u 

3 

h 




C/2 


i 


(3* 
O 


o.s. 


18 


19 


20 


21 


22 


23 


24 


25 


26 


27 


28 


29 


I 


2 


3 


Add days 


10 


10 


IO 


10 


10 


IO 


IO 


IO 


10 


10 


10 


10 


II 


11 


11 



N. S. 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 etc. 



Old Style a,7id New Style Dating. 21 

COMMENCEMENT OF THE YEAR. 

In England the year commenced as follows previous to the 
adoption of the New Style, 1752, when January 1 was made 
the legal date: — 

Seventh to thirteenth centuries, on Christmas Day. 

Twelfth century, by the Church, on March 25. 

Fourteenth century, by civilians, on March 25. 

In Holland and the Low Countries the year commenced 
as follows : — 

Some provinces of the Low Countries, for example, Guel- 
dres, Friesland, and Utrecht (since 1333), at Christmas. 

Utrecht, previous to 1333, on March 25. 

Delft, Dort, Brabant, on Good Friday. 

Holland, Flanders, and Hainault, on Easter day.* 

Two forms have generally existed in England for the com- 
mencement of the year, namely, (1) that which began on 
anuary 1 and was known as the historical year; (2) that 
which began on March 25 and was known as the civil, legal, 
and ecclesiastical year. 

This double system has been the cause of much confusion, 
for some writers have used one form and some the other, yet 
both were equally correct from different points of view. To 
lessen the confusion and to avoid mistakes, it became the 
general custom to double-date, that is, to give both the legal, 
or civil, and historical years ; for example: — 

2 6 January, «6 3 * j g^ 1 ^"' 

or, as it is often seen, 163^ or 163 1-2, according to the fancy 
of the writer.f 

* This " style notaries adopted in their acts ; but to avoid mistakes, they were com- 
pelled to add, ' according to the style of the court,' or ' before Easter,' or ' more Galli- 
cano.' In 1575 the duke of Requesens, governor of the Low Countries, ordered the 
year to commence on the first of January. The States of Holland had long before 
adopted this calculation [?] , and endeavoured, as early as 1532, to bring it into general 
use." — Nicolas, op. cit., 44, 45. 

t Where Old and New Styles are designated at the same time the following methods 

are employed : — 

t * _* T , » , February 26, 1699 

January 1631-2, or January 1 (11), 1631-2, or ~^z =— ^ — 

J ■'ii j ' j j \ /. o , March 8, 1700. 



22 Old Style and New Style Dating. 

It was customary also to number the months and days of 
the week.* It should be borne in mind that in Old Style 
the order of the months was : — 

1. March, 5. July, 9. November, 

2. April, 6. August, 10. December, 

3. May, 7. September, 11. January, 

4. June, 8. October, 12. February. 

It was usual to place the day of the month first, then the 
month, and lastly the year, but examples can easily be found 
which begin with the month. The following have been taken 
at random : 26 — 2 mo — 46, y e 14 11 82, (18) (12) 1648, 6th 
mo. 18, 1663. A numerical abbreviation of the month is 
sometimes seen, as, for instance, 7 ber , 8 ber , 9 ber , io ber , for 
September, October, November, and December. 

Where a single date is " given as the first month in the 
seventeenth century, without any surrounding entries to 
show the chronological position, it will almost always be safe 
to double-date it " ; f for example, if the entry reads 13 day 
1 mo. 1658, add the historical year thus, i658[~9]. 

CONCLUSION. 

Many persons prefer (quite properly) not to trust to copies 
of records as final if they can consult the originals for their 
information. To these persons I would take the liberty of 
offering the following suggestions : — 

1. "In making notes and citing references, the rule is ab- 
solute that every extract which is in the words of the author 
should be set off by quotation marks ; and that all omissions 
within such a quoted extract should be shown by points or 
stars (...** *)."* 

2. When making abstracts, preserve as far as possible the 
spelling and form of the original. 

♦The Latin names for the days of the week are : Dies Saturni, Saturday ; Dies Solis, 
Sunday; Dies Lunae, Monday; Dies Martis, Tuesday; Dies Mercurii, Wednesday; 
Dies Jovis, Thursday ; Dies Veneris, Friday. 

f Letter of W. H. Whitmore in Boston Record Commissioners' Report, No. 28, 
p. vii. 

X Hart, American History Told by Contemporaries \ I, 17. 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 23 

3. Always copy dates in your notes as they are found. In 
this way you know how the record actually reads, whereas if 
you reduce Old Style to New Style, or take other liberties 
with dates, you make the original record responsible for your 
own interpolations. 

4. If you add anything to a date for future guidance, as 
a result of investigation, or if within a quoted extract you 
insert words of your own, do not fail to use brackets [ ]. 

5. Do not jump at the conclusion that because 8. 9. 56 in 
one record means 8th day 9th mo. 56, that it means the 
same in another. It may just as well mean 8th mo. 9th day 
56. The methods and peculiarities of each author or of each 
clerk's system of entries must be the only guide for your 
opinions. 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

Literally transcribed from the Original Records at Plymouth, Mass., 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

The first volume contains 252 pages, numbered as 126 
folios. A note on the fly-leaf states that " This volume was 
interleaved and new bound at the expense of the Government 
of Massachusetts, and under the direction of the Rev? James 
Freeman, D. D., Samuel Davis and Benjamin R. Nichols, 
Esq 8 their Committee, Anno Domini 1818." 

On the first page of the original is written in a compara- 
tively modern hand : 

From 1633 — to 1654 — 
Vide — Tab — Folio — 24 

On the second page is written : 

New Plimouths : Registry of Wills 
and Inventorys from the year 1633 
to the year 1654: 

See Alphabetical Table — Folio — 24 (same hand 
as 071 p. 1) 

The first entry on the second page was evidently made 
soon after the volume was completed. 



24 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

The third page is the original title page, and has, in a bold 
hand, the following entry : 

New Plymouth 
A Register of the Wills and 
Testaments of the deaceased w th 
a true Coppy of the Inventories of 
their goods and Chattels as they 
were presented in publick Court 
uppon Oath. 

Anno Dom. 1633. 
As also the Inventories of the goods of 
such as died without wills. 

Likwise the depositions of witnesses (in a differ- 
ent hand). 

See y e Table — Folio — 24 — (same hand as on 
P- 1) 

The fourth page is blank, and with the next leaf begins 
the numbering by folios. This is indicated in these printed 
pages by numerals enclosed in brackets and inserted before 
the first word of each folio. 

[1] New Plymouth WYNSLOW GOVN r . 

1633. 

A true Coppy of the last will & Testm of Samuell 
ffuller the elder as it was proved in publick Court 
the 28 th of Oct in the ninth yeare of the raigne of 
our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God 
King of Engl. Scotl. ffr. & Irel. Defender of the 
ffaith &c. 

I Samuel ffuller thelder being sick & weake but by the 
mercie of God in prfect memory ordaine this my last will & 
Testm 1 . And first of all I bequeath my soule to God & my 
body to the earth untill the resureccon Item I doe bequeath 
the educacon of my children to my Brother Will Wright & 
his wife, onely that my daughter Mercy be & remaine w th 
goodwife Wallen so long as she will keepe her at a reason- 
able charge. But if it shall please God to recover my wife 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 25 

out of her weake estate of sicknes then my children to be 
w th her or disposed by her. Also whereas there is a childe 
comitted to ray charge called Sarah Converse, my wife dying 
as afore I desire my Brother Wright may have the bringing 
up of her. And if he refuse then I comend her to my loving 
neighbour & brother in Christ Thomas Prence desiring that 
whosoever of them receive her pforme the duty of a step 
ffather unto her & bring her up in the ffeare of God as their 
owne w ch was a charge laid upon me pr her sick ffather when 
he freely bestowed her upon me & w ch I require of them. 
Item whereas Eliz. Cowles was comitted to my educacon by 
her ffather & Mother still living at Charles Towne, my will 
is that she be conveniently apprelled & returne to her ffather 
or mother or either of them. And for George ffoster being 
placed w th me upon the same termes by his prents still living 
at Sagos my will is that he be restored to his Mother like- 
wise. Item I give unto Samuell my son my howse & lands 
at the Smeltriver to him & his heires for ever. Item (worn) 
will is that my howse & garden at towne be sold & all my 
moveables there & at the Smeltriver (except my Cattle) 
togeather w th the prnt Croppe of Corne there standing by 
my Overseers heereafter to be menconed. except such as 
they shall thinke meet in the prnt educacon of my two chil- 
dren Samuell & Mercy my debts being first pd out of them, 
the overplus to be disposed of towards the encrease of my 
stock of Cattle for their good at the discretion of my, over- 
seers. Item I give two Acres of land that fell unto me by 
lott on the Sow th side the Towne adjoyning to the Acres of 
m r Isaack Allerton to Samuell my son. Also two other 
Acres of land w ch were given me by Edward Bircher scituate 
& being at Strawberry hill if m r Roger Williams refuse to 
accept of them as formerly he hath done. Also one oth r 
Acre by m r Heeks his Acres neer the Reed pond, All w ch I 
give to the said Samuell & his heires for ever. It. my will 
is that my Cozen Samuell goe freely away w th his Stock of 
Cattle & Swine w th out any further recconing w ch swine are 
the halfe of six sowes Six hogges one boare & fowr shotes 
Also one Cow & one heyfer. Item my will is that not onely 
the other halfe afore menconed but also all other mine owne 



26 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

propr stock of Swine be sold w th other my moveables for the 
use before expressed except my best hogg w ch I would have 
killed this winter for the prnt comfort of my children. It. 
whereas I have disposed of my children to my Brother Will. 
Wright & Prisilla his wife my will is that in case my wife 
die he enter upon my howse & land at the Smelt River, & 
also my Cattle not disposed on together w th my two serv ts 
Thomas Symons & Robt Cowles for the Remainder of their 
several termes to be employed for the good of my children 
he being allowed for their charg vizt. my childrens what my 
Overseers shall thinke meet. But if in case my said brother 
Will Wright or Prisilla his wife die then my said Children 
Samuell & Mercy together w th the said joynt charge comitted 
to the said Will & Prisilla be void except my Overseers 
[2] or the survivor of them shall think meet. To whos(worn) 
godly care in such case I leave them to be disposed of else 
where as the Law shall direct them. By cattle not disposed 
on o to be employed for the good of my children I meane 
three Cowes & two steere calves Six old ewes & two ewe 
lambs two old wethers & three wether lambs together w th 
such overplus upon the sale of my goods before expressed 
as my Overseers shall adde heereunto. It. I give out of this 
stock of Cattle the first Cow calfe that my Browne Cow shall 
have to the Church of God at Plymouth to be employed by 
the Deacon or Deacons of the said Church for the good of 
the said Church at the oversight of the ruling Elders. Item 
I give to my sister Alice Bradford twelve shillings to buy 
her a paire of gloves. Item whatsoever is due unto me from 
Capt Standish I give unto his Children. It. that a pr of 
gloves of 5sh be bestowed on m r Joh. Wynthrop Govr of 
the Massachusets. It. I give unto my Brother Wright afore- 
said one cloath suit not yet fully finished lying in my trunk 
at Towne w ch I give notw th standing my wife survive. It. 
whereas Capt John Endecott oweth me two pownds of 
Beaver I give it to his sonne. It. my will is that when my 
children come to age of discretion that my Overseers make 
a full valuacon of that Stock of Cattle & thencrease thereof, 
& that it be equally devided between my children. And if 
any die in the meane time the whole to goe to the survivor 



Plymouth Colony Wills and I?iventories. 27 

or survivors. It. my will is that they be ruled by my Over- 
seers in marriage. Also I would have them enjoy that smale 
porcon the Lord shall give them when my Overseers thinke 
them to be of fit discretion & not at any set time or 
appointm* of yeares. It. whereas my will is that my Over- 
seers shall let out that stock of Cattle w ch shall be bought 
w th the Overplus of my goods to halves to such as shall be 
as well carefull as honest men. My will is that my brother 
Wright have the refusall of them. It. I give unto John 
Jenny & Joh. Wynslow each of them a paire of gloves of rive 
shillings. It. I give unto m rs Heeks the full sum of twenty 
shillings. It. I give to old m r William Brewster my best hat 
& band w ch I h(wom) never wore. Item my will is that if 
my children die that then my stock be thus distributed, 
ffirst that what care or paines or charge hath been by any 
about my children be fully recompensed. Next at the 
discretion of the Overseers I thus bequeath the rest vizt so 
as it may redownd to the Governing Elder or Elders of this 
Church at Plymouth aforesaid & towards the helping of such 
psons as are members of the same & are (illegible)* as my 
Overseers shall thinke meet. It. I give to Rebecca Prence 
2sh 6d to buy her a paire of gloves It. my will is that in 
case my sonne Samuell & other my children die before such 
time as they are fitt to enter upon my land for inheritance 
that then my kinsman Sam. ffuller now in the howse w th me 
enjoy whoever lands I am now possessed of except my 
dwelling howse at town or whatsoever shall be due to me or 
them. It. I give to him my Rufflet Cloake & my stuffe sute 
I now weare It. I institute my son Samuell my Executor, 
and because he is young & tender I enjoyne him to be 
wholly ordered by Edw Wynslow m r Wil Bradford & m r Tho. 
Prence whom I make his Overseers & the Overseers of this 
my last will & Testm 1 . so often menconed before in the same. 
And for their paines I give to each of them twenty shillings 
apeece. It. I give to Mercy my daughter one Bible w th a 
black Cover w th Bezaes notes. It. I give all the rest of my 
bookes to my sonne Samuell w ch I desire my Brother Wright 

* In the record this word is composed of the five letters "ident," preceded by two 
characters which could not be deciphered. 



28 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

Will safely preserve for him. It my will is that when my 
daughter Mercy is fitt to goe to scole that m rs Heeks may 
teach her as well as my sonne. It. whatsoever m r Roger 
Williams is indebted to me upon my booke for phisick I 
freely give him. Last of all whereas my wife is sick & 
weake I have disposed of my children to others my will is if 
she recover that she have the educacon of them, & that the 
other gifts & legacies I have given may be pformed And if 
in case any of my Overseers or all of them [3] die before my 
children be judged by them of age of discretion then my 
desire is they will before such time when they dispose of 
their owne affaires depute some other of the Church to 
pforme this duty of care & love towards my children, w ch I 
allow & binde my children to obedience to them as before. 
In witnes that this is my last will & Test I have set to my 
hand & seale the 30 th of July Anno 1633. 

Samuell ffuller 

Memorand that whereas the widow 

Ring comitted the Oversight of her sonne 

Andrew to me at her death, my will is that 

m r Tho Prence one of my Overseers 

take the charge of him & see that he be 

brought up in the ffeare of the Lord 

& See that he sustaine no wrong by any. 

Witnesses heerunto 
Robt Heeks 
John Wynslow. 

See his Inventory, Fol. 22. (This line is in a different hand) 

A note of such debts as Sam ffuller acknowledged 
upon his death bed, at the making of the foresaid 
will. 

I owe to the Acco of Company in the Massachusets six or 
ten shillings if ffr Johnson of Salem have not pd it. 
It. I owe m r Joh Winthrop one hogsh of Corne for lines I 
bought of him, but doubt whether pd or not. If he demand 
it, pay it. 



Plymouth Colony Wills a?id Inventories. 29 

It. I owe him for a Sow of leade except X sh w ch I have 

pd as appeareth pr receipt 

It. whereas Henry Wood demands an old debt due at Leyden 

I desire that whoever he demand as due debt be pd by my 

overseers he dealing faithfully. 

It. whereas I have an herball belonging to Joh. Chew of 

Plymouth in old Engl. I desire when the price is known 

he may be pd. 

Also whereas there is an Acco between Joh Jenny Manasseh 

Kempton & myselfe where in we are all debtors to Joh. 

Cheew my desire is my pt may be pd. 

[4] New Plymouth WYNSLOW GOV r . 

1633 

A Coppy of the will & Test of Mary Ring widow 
who dyed the 15 th or 19 th of July 163 1. the will 
being proved in publick Court the 28 th of Oct. 
in the ninth yeare of the raigne of our Sov. Lord 
Charles &c. 

I Mary Ring being sick in body but in prfect memory 
thanks be to God, doe make this my last will & Test, in 
manner & forme as followeth. ffirst I bequeath my sowl to 
God that gave it me & my body to the earth from whence it 
was taken. Next my will is that such goods as God hath 
given I give also. I give unto Andrew my sonne all my 
brasse and pewter. I give unto my son Andrew my new 
bed & bolster w th the ffether (worn) to put in it w ch I have 
ready Item I give to my son andrew two white blankets, 
one red blanket w th the best Coverlet w ch lieth upon my bed 
& the curtaines It. I give unto my sonne Andrew three 
pre of my best sheets & two paire of my best pillow beeres. 
It. I give also to him one dyapr tablecloath & one dyapr 
towell & halfe a dozen of napkins. It. I give unto him all 
my wollen cloath unmade except one peece of red w ch my 
will is that my daughter Susan shall have as much as 
will make a bearing Cloath and the remainder I give unto 
Stephen Deanes childe It. I give unto my sonne Andrew 
my bolster next the best. It. I give unto him my truncke 



30 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

& my box & my Cubbert. It. I give unto him all my cattle. 
It. I give unto him halfe the Corne w ch groweth in the yard 
where I dwell, And the other halfe I give unto Stephen 
Deane. It the rest of my Corne in other placs I give to 
Andrew my sonne. It. I give to Steph. Deane my (illegible)* 
to make him a Cloake. It. Timber y t I lent to m r Wynslow 
that Cost me a pownd of Beaver, besise a peece more that 
they had of me. It. I give to my son Andrew all my shares 
of land that is due to me or shall be. I give to my sonne 
Andrew all my tooles. It. the money that is due to me from 
the Governour forty shillings As also the forty shillings of 
Comodities I am to have out of Englan (worn) I give unto 
him also except the green Say w ch I give unto Stephen 
Deanes childe to make her a Coat. It. one peece of new 
Linnen I give unto my sonn Andrew. It. I give unto my 
daughter Susan Clarke my bed I lay upon \v th my gray 
Coverlet & the teeks of the two pillows : but the ffethers I 
give unto my son Andrew. It. one Ruffe I had of goodman 
Gyles I give to my daughter Eliz. Deane. All the rest of 
my things not menconed I give unto my daughters to be 
equally devided between them. I give unto my son And all 
my bookes my two pr of potthooks & my tramell, one cowrse 
sheet to put his bed in, & all the money that is due to me 
from goodman Gyles. And my will is that he shall have the 
peece of black stuffe. The goods I give my two daughters 
are all my wearing cloathes, all my wearing linnen. It. I 
give unto m rs Warren one woodden cupp w th a foote as a 
token of my love. It. my will is that the Cattle I give my 
sonne be kept to halfes for him by Stephen Deane, or at the 
discretion of my Overseers to take order for them for the 
good of the childe. It. I give to Andrew my sonne all my 
handkerchers buttoned or unbuttoned. It. I give to Andrew 
one silver whissell It. I give hi one course kercher & one 
fine kercher. It. my will is that Andrew my son be left w th 
my son Stephen Deane ; And doe require of my son Deane 
to help him forward in the knowledge & feare of God, not to 
oppresse him by any burthens but to tender him as he will 

* In the record this word is composed of the five letters " enock," preceded by an 
undecipherable character. 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 31 

answere to God. My Overseers of my will I institute & 
make my loving ffriends Samuell ffuller & Thomas Blossom, 
whom I entreate to see this my will pformed according to 
the true intent of the same. And my will is that my son 
Andrew have recourse unto these two my loving friends for 
councell & advice & to be ruled by them in anything they 
shall see good & convenient for him. Also my will & desire 
is that my Overseers see that those goods w ch I have given 
unto my sonne Andrew be carefully preserved for him, untill 
such time as they shall [5] judge it meet to put them into 
his own hands. My will also is that if my Overseers shall see 
it meet to dispose of my sonne Andrew otherwise then w th 
his Brother Deane That then my son Deane shall be willing 
to consent unto it, & they to dispose of him, provided it be 
alwaies w th the good will of my sonne Andrew. I give unto 
Andrew a linnen Capp w ch was his ffathers, buttons for his 
handkercher unbuttoned I leave for him. My will is that 
Andrew my sonne shall pay all my debts & chargs about my 
buriall. In witnes whereof I set my hand before witnes 

Witnesses Mary Ring 

Samuell ffuller 
Thomas Blossom. 



An Inventory of the goods of Mary Ring deceased 
as it was presented w th the will of the said Mary 
by Tho Prence whom Samuell ffuller requested to 
pforme his charge & trust comitted in behalfe of 
the said Andrew & the sd Thomas acknowledgeth 
to accept in publick Court the Overseers of the will 
being both deceased & the childe young. 

Inpr one peece of black grogerum 00 12 00 

it one peece of gray kersey 2 yrds 00 04 00 

it one peece of red moll 1 yrd 00 01 06 

it one peece black Say 00 01 00 

it 1 peece blew Moll 00 08 00 

it 1 peece of blew cloath 3 yrds 1 naile 00 06 03 

it 1 peece blew Cloath 00 01 00 



32 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



it i peece of blew cloath 

it i Gowne of Stuffe 

it I black Say kertle 

it i Red petticote 

it i violet Coloured petticoate 

it I Dutch Yock 

it i pr of sleeves called a buffe 

it i violet coloured Wastcoate 

it i Wastcoat mingled coloured 

it i violet coloured wastcoate 

it I black Say apron 

it i huke 

it i hatt 

it i old hat 

it i murrey apron 

it I pr white Irish stockins 

it I pr blew stockins 

it I stomacher for a gowne 

it i mingled coloured petticoate 

it I old Coate unbound 

it 5 pr of sheets 

it I peece of new linnen 

it 2 doz. tablenapkins 

it 2 little peeces of branched taffaty 

it 7 Smocks 

it i Diapr Tablecloath 

it 3 blew Aprons 

it 2 white aprons 

it i peece to make a case for a bolster 

it 2 fine pillow beeres 

it 3 fine kerchiefes 

it i Cowrse kercher 

it 2 little pillow beeres 

it i border for a bearing cloath 

it 3 white stomachers 

it i halfe sheet 

it i white wastcoate 

[6] it r peece linnen to make^a kercher 

* Worn. 



00 01 o(*) 

OO 12 (*) 
OO 12 OO 

oo 16 oo 
oo 05 00 
00 10 00 
00 01 02 
00 08 00 
00 03 00 
00 01 06 

00 07 00 

01 04 00 
00 05 00 
00 00 04 
00 00 05 
00 01 06 

00 OO 02 

00 05 00 
00 01 00 

02 OO OO 

00 03 00 
00 04 00 
00 00 08 
00 14 00 
00 05 00 
00 03 00 
00 04 00 
00 02 00 
00 06 00 
00 08 00 
00 01 06 
00 00 08 

00 02 OO 

00 01 04 
00 03 00 

OO 02 04 

00 03 04 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 33 

it 1 little band for a childe 00 00 06 

it 1 ruffe bought of Edm. Gyles 00 06 00 

it More 5 Ruffes 00 04 00 

it 3 linnen Capps 00 00 09 

it 1 ffetherbed & bolster 02 10 00 

it 1 fflock bed & an old bolster 01 03 00 

it 3 pillowes of ffethers 00 12 00 

it 1 flock bolster 00 06 00 

it 3 blankets 00 12 00 

it 2 Curtaines 00 04 00 

it 2 Coverlets 00 12 00 

it 1 pillowbeer full of ffethers 00 03 00 

it 3 brasse potts 01 02 00 

it 2 kettles 00 07 00 

it 2 Skellets 00 05 05 

it 1 Scumer 00 00 04 

it 1 lamp & Candlestick 00 01 06 

it 1 warming panne 00 04 00 

it 1 Chafing dish 00 01 06 

it 1 ffrying panne 00 01 06 

it 1 old brasse kettle 00 00 10 

it 1 Canne 00 00 04 

I pr of Bellowes 00 01 04 

1 doz. of trenchers 00 00 06 

it 1 erthen platter 00 00 03 

it 2 Sives 00 01 06 

it 1 Grydiron 00 01 00 

it I fire Iron OO 01 00 

it 2 pr of pothooks 00 01 00 

it 1 Tramell 00 01 04 
it 1 slice 

it 1 spitt 00 00 08 

it 2 pr of shoes 00 02 00 

it 1 peece of lether 00 01 00 

it 4 platters of pewter 00 08 (*) 

it 1 fruit dish 00 00 (*) 

it 2 Basons 00 03 00 

it 3 Sawsers & a saltseller 00 01 06 

♦Worn. 



34 The Paul Prince Bible, 

it 3 Cupps & a quart pot oo 03 00 

it 2 trayes & a bowle & a wodden platter 00 01 06 

it 3 payles 1 Cupboard & a box 00 12 00 

it 1 Chest & 1 trunck 00 10 00 

it 3 porrengers 1 pewter bottle 1 ladle 00 02 00 

it 1 Chamberpott & one glasse bottle 00 02 10 

it 1 hogsh. & 2 Tubbs 00 04 00 

it 1 chaire & a chopping knife 00 02 00 
it 1 bible 1 dod. 1 plea for Infants 1 ruine of Rome 

it 1 Troubler of the Church of Am- \ 

sterdam. 1 Garland of vertuous dames > 00 04 00 

1 psalmebooke 1 pennery 1 pr hings ) 

1 fishing line 00 00 08 

it 1 Iron forke 1 tin grate 1 silver whistle 00 02 00 

it 1 hatchet 1 hamer 2 plaines 2 sawes ) 

1 chisell I 00 °3 00 

it 1 peece of redd 2 yrds 00 07 00 

it Beaver 13 oz. 00 04 10 

it Due from the Gov 02 00 00 

it To come out of Engl 02 00 00 

it Bever due from m r Wynslow 00 06 00 
it Due from Goodman Gyles in money 
it Corne upon the ground 

( To be continued?) 



THE PAUL PRINCE BIBLE. 

Communicated by Mrs. Ella G. S. Pease, of Boston. 

This Bible, once the property of Paul 4 Prince (Benjamin, 3 
Thomas, 2 Elder John 1 ), of North Yarmouth, Me., and con- 
taining the record of births of his children, was printed in 
Edinburgh, in 1791, by Mark and Charles Kerr. The pages 
reproduced here are between the Old and New Testaments, 
facing each other, and contain the following entries : 

Paul Prince and Hannah his wife were married (worn) Anno 
Domini 1743. 

Paul Prince Born at Duxbury May 14 th 1720. 

Hannah his wife Born at Hingham May 8 th 1722. 






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The Paul Prince Bible. 35 

THEIR CHILDREN \ 

I. Sarah Prince, Born, February 29 th A. D. 1744 O. S. 



2. Cushing 


October 


29 th 


1745 ibid. 


3. Rachel 


July 


22 d 


1747 ibid. 


4. Hannah 


January 


20 th 


1749 ibid. 


5. Ruth 


April 


12 th 


175 1 ibid. 


6. David 


May 


17 th 


1753 N. S, 


7. Else 


February 


13 th 


1756 ibid. 


8. Paul 


November 


13 th 


1758 ibid. 


9. Pyam 


October 


26 th 


1760 ibid. 


10. Ammi 


August 


I st 


1763 ibid. 



The lines were drawn with a pen, and filled in with some 
brown wash, probably sepia. A slip of paper in the book, 
signed " J. B. Sweetser, 1870,"* says : "Written with a wild 
goose quill about 100 years ago by Nicholas Hughes, who was 
of Irish birth and taught school in North Yarmouth." On 
the back of the leaf containing the marriage of Paul and 
Hannah is written, " The property of Rachel Weeks." 

Paul Prince, the son of Benjamin and Abiel (Nelson) 
Prince, removed to North Yarmouth with his father in 1727. 
He married there, September 8, 1743, Hannah, daughter of 
David and Rachel (Lewis) Cushing, who died February 6, 
1 8 14. Paul died November 25, 1809, and both are buried in 
Cumberland graveyard. After his marriage he lived in the 
blockhouse with Solomon Loring (who had married Alice, 
the elder sister of Hannah), until after the birth of his chil- 
dren, Sarah and Cushing, when he built a house in that part 
of North Yarmouth now Cumberland, and resided there 
until his death. He was a man of character and ability, 
respected and valued by the community, and interested in all 
public as well as private affairs. 

Paul Prince's grandfather, Thomas Prince, married Ruth, 
daughter of John 2 Turner the elder (Humphrey 1 ), of Scitu- 
ate, by his wife Mary 3 Brewster (Jonathan, 2 Elder William 2 ).f 

The children of Paul and Hannah all lived to rear families, 

* The youngest son of Prince Sweetser and grandson of Rachel, who spent her last 
years in his house. 

t See article on " The Brewster Book " in this number. 



36 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Paul, Jr., who died in 1804, at tne age of 46, being the first 
to break the family ties; David, the last, in 1849, a g e ^ 96. 
Sarah, the eldest daughter, married Eliphalet Greeley; Cush- 
ing married Hannah Blanchard ; Rachel and Else married 
brothers, Salathiel and William Sweetser (John, 4 Benjamin, 3 
Benjamin, 2 Seth 1 ), and, Salathiel dying, Rachel married 2d 
Nathaniel Weeks; Hannah married Thomas 5 Prince (Jo- 
seph, 4 Joseph, 3 Isaac, 2 Elder John x ) ; Ruth married One- 
siphorous Fisher ; David married Elizabeth Oakes ; Paul 
married Sarah Southworth ; Pyam married Martha Leach 
Drinkwater ; and Ammi married Desire Sylvester. 

Rachel, to whom the Bible descended, had, by her mar- 
riage with Salathiel Sweetser, four sons, Mrs. Mary C. S. 
Quincy and Mrs. Ella G. S. Pease, of this society, being 
granddaughters of her second son, Prince, through his third 
son and eighth child William. Mr. Andrew Gray Weeks, 
also of this society, who is the present possessor of the 
Bible, is the son of Ezra Weeks, the youngest son of 
Rachel, by her second husband, Nathaniel Weeks. Both 
Mrs. Quincy and Mr. Weeks remember the affection of the 
little grandmother for the Bible, and her pleasure in show- 
ing it to them. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, Jr. 

Communicated by Frederick Wesley Parker. 

Jabez Fitch, Jr., of Norwich, Conn., was born 15 February, 
1737 (O. S.), as recorded by himself in the Brewster Book. 
In April, 1756, he enlisted for service against the French 
and Indians, and about this time began his diary, written in 
little sixteen-page blank books, made by himself, the leaves 
being fastened by hand-made pins. 

The first book, although written in 1756, records events 
beginning with 1749, and the diary was kept up until a few 
days before the author's death, at Hyde Park, Vt., 29 Febru- 
ary, 18 1 2, but much of it has been lost. 

The diary is now the property of a great grandson of Jabez 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 37 

Fitch, Jr., Mr. Cordilla W. Fitch, who has deposited it with 
the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 
An exact copy of the first book follows : — 

1749 In the Foil of y e Year I Had a Long Fit of Sick- 
ness — About this time y e Second bridg Was Raisd at y e 
Landing — the winter Following I Went to Scool to Brother 
Elisha to Larn Rethmatick 

1750 Somtime In Jan^ Elijah Brewster Was Married — 
In February Uncel Pelatiah Fitch Died — y e 6 th of March 
Brother Elisha Was Married — This winter and Spring there 
was Several Remarkable Lights in y e Air Seen the Latter 
Part of y e Sumer Following Sister Lurene Had a Long Fit 
of Sickness — In Sept r there Was a Remarkable Nois Hered 
in y e air — y e Third Bridg was Raisd at y e Landing this 
Foil — In Dec r M r Spicers Hous was Burnt — About this 
Time Brother Pela h Son Chester was Born — Chrismas Day 
Sister Lurene was Married 

1 75 1 In Feb>' Brother Elishas Lucy was Born — In 
March Lurene Movd Away — About this time old Serj* 
Tracy Died — Carter Was Hangd at Tower Hill this Spring 

— This Sumer Carpenter was Here with His Dulcimer and 
Brickel was with Him with his Sights — Aunt Anna An- 
drus Died this Sumer — the Latter part of Sumer & Foil 
was a Vary Sickly time Ezekiel Story Died — Brother Asa 
was Sick A Great while this Foil — A Deep Snow Fell 
about Chrismas a Vary Hard winter Proceded 

1752 In Febry I Built y e Stable — y e 18 th of this Month 
old M r Tracy was Drownded — This Spring was a Vary 
Sickly time of y e Throat Distemper Several Children Died 
in our Society — In May Jonathan Story was Ordaind — 
Some time in August Brother Asa was Married About this 
time He Built His Hous. y e 27 th I went to Folontown 
with Him — Sept r 2 nd there was a Training at Brother 
Pelat h — Now was y e Alteration from old Stile to New 

— About this time Father Had a Spel of y e Burning Ago 

— This Foil old Granny Story Died & Dan 11 Gates wife — 
About this time we Coverd y e Stable and fenst y e Yard — 
The Winter Following I Thrasht a Quantity of Flander Seed 



38 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

— Chrismas Day I went to Church at y e Landing & Hered 
M r Punderson 

1753 This winter Tho s Branch workt For Brother Asa 

— ye ^th f March Brother Asa went away on a Jurny & 
Never Returnd hom Again — About this Time there was 
A Remarkable Flash seen In y e air Which I Have Thought 
whether Mightnot be Cald y e Forruner of y e Calamitus 
Sickness y e Latter Part of Sumer and Foil Following — y e 
Latter End of March Mr s Haskill Died — June 27 th Brother 
Asa Had a Son Born — about this Time old Joseph Avery 
was Drownded Zebulon Tylar & Zeb n Button Died — John 
Fox Livd with Brother Pelatiah this Sumer — Aug 1 y e 9 th 
Brother Pelatiahs Sun Pelatiah was Born y e 23 d His Sun 
Elisha Died — y e Later Part of this Sumer & y e Foil was 
y e Most Remarkable for Sickness that Ever was Known in 
this Plais In About 2 Months 27 Persons Died of y e Camp 
Distemper In our Society — In November Sarah Bramble 
was Hangd at N London — This Winter I Workt with 
David Palmer 

1754 In y e Spring we Got A Number of Shingles in 
Wales — In May Dec n Roth Died About this Time I Had 
My First Acquaintance with y e Lyric Poems — June 4 th 
Sister Rudds Lurene Died — Sam 11 Corning Livd with 
Brother Pelatiah this Sumer — August 23 rd Aunt Maynor 
Died — In September our Uper Towns Was Alarmd By 
Som Mischief Soposd To Be Don By y e Stockbridg Indions 
Stephen Fitch was Married about this Time — Aunt Anna 
was Married To John Baley this Foil — In Dec r I was at a 
Lanching at Pocatanec About this Time M r Whitfield 
went Threw y e Cuntry — Doc r Webster Came to Live with 
Brother Pelati h I Begun to Studdi y e Accidenc about This 
time Lived Cheefly with Sister Anna this Winter 

1755 Abijah Fitchs wife Jonathan Tracys wife & Tho s 
Tracy Died Near one time — Joseph Williams Went His 
First Voig to Sea — I Spent Many Cheirfull Hours with 
My Companon Webster, one Night in Perticular y e 14 th of 
February &c — 

War Was Vary Much Discorst upon the Sceem of Taking 
Crown Point First Projected this winter — In y e Spring an 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 39 

Army Raisd Under Command of Gen 11 Johnson &c — The 
Latter End of March Brother Asa Sent Home a Letter in 
Which He sent for His Cloths — About this time Sister 
Rudd Lost a Child — April y e 7 th Old M r Cook Died — Y e 
16 th Brother Asa Died at SayBrook y e 17 th y e News Came 
to Us in a Letter from M r Worthington with y e Circum- 
stances of His Sickness &c His Child Had then Ben Sick 
a Long time at Home May I st It Died — Y e 20 th Rufus 
Mix Died At Norwich Town — About This time y e Solders 
were Marching of for y e Crownpoint Expadition — y e 31 st 
I went to Groton to Se Sister Anna This Spring also Gen 11 
Braddic Came over with an Army Intending an Expadition 
against Ohio — y e 9 th of July After He Had Crost y e River 
Mononghale with Part of His Troops was Unhappily Beset 
By y e Enimy and Intirely Defeted with y e Loss of Near 800 
Men a Valuable Artilery a Vast Sum of Cash with war Like 
Stors of all Sorts and in y e Contlusion His Own Life 

y e Latter End of Aug* our Army Sent Home for Rein- 
forcements a Number of Men was Granted to Join Them — 
Roger Billings Had a Capt ns Com sn — Sept r I st I went to 
Stonington for Fear of a Press To Uncle Baldwains y e Next 
Day Set out Early In y e Morning Got in Company with 
Avery Denison & William Williams who were Going to Bos- 
ton with a Drove of Sheep I Traveld with them to Judah 
Browns In Cituate Lodgd there That Night — y e Next 
Day Parted with Them & went to Uncle Knowltons — y e 
5 th I went to Sq r Browns Had Considrable Conversation 
with him — Sunday y e 7 th I Came Back to My Uncles — Y e 
8 th went to Hunt Bairs with Cosen Tho s y e 9 th I Set out 
to Come Home Traveld all Day Alone at Night Came to 
Uncle Baldwains where I Staid Shut up all y e Next Day 
In y e Evening Came Home Hered A Variety of News — y e 
11 th Capt Billings Company Marchd 

About This Time y e News of y e Late Ingagement of our 
Army at Lake George Reachd Us Which Fild y e Cuntry 
with So Much Discorce. The Battle was Fought Sept r y e 

8 th 1755 

Sunday y e 28 th I Hered of y e Death of Jonathan Pride 
who Died Aug* 14 th — y e 29 th This Evening I Se Doct r 



40 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Webster and John Baley at Brother Pelatiahs This was y e 
Last Time that I Ever Se My Friend Webster — Oct r 11 th 
I went to Groton With Sister Anna — y e 29 th I Drove a Pair 
of Oxen to Town for Brother Elisha — Nov r 4 th I went to 
Training at Serj* Blunts. y e 5 th I went to Se Dan 11 Whipple 
Ordained Got Some Acquaintance with Ichabod Packer. y e 
6 th I Went to Stonington to Nathan 11 Browns the Next Day 
went To Westerly & Then Home at Night Hered of y e 
Deaths of Sam 11 Fitch & Woodberry Starkweather who Died 
one on y e 29 th & y e other on y e 30 th of Oct r Last — y e 13 th 
was Thanksgiving Day Brother Rudd & His wife was At 
Fathers — y e 18 th There was a Remarkable Earthquake at 
4 oclok in y e Morning — y e 21 st I Hered M 1 Chapman Preach 
at our Meeting Hous from Those words : — Ye will not Com 
Unto Me that Ye Might Have Life &c y e 22 nd I Se Dan 11 
Cook Tried & Whipd for Stealing Sunday y e 23 rd I Hered 
M r Chapman at Newent from Colossans 3 rd 4 th and Geni s 6 th 
Chap r 3 rd Vers The Tuesday Following I Hered him again 
at New 1 from Those words Blessed are They that Morn for 
they Shal be Comforted &c Dec r y e 3 rd I Went to Fishing 
with M r Pride y e 6 th I Se Seth Mix y e Next Day after He 
had Got Home from y e Camp — y e 17 th M r Katterlan was 
Reinstoild at Groton — Chrismas Day was Extream Cold I 
Thrasht Oats — y e 29 th I was at Poccatanok Just as M r 
Williams was Going to Sea Bid Him Fairwell — y e 31 st I 
Rece d A Letter from M r Stoddard at Fort Edward 

1756 January 13 th I Hered y e Sorrowfull News of y e 
Death of My Harty Friend Doc r Ebenezer Webster who 
Died at y e Camp at Lake George on or about y e 19 th of Dec r 
Last — y e 22 nd Sister Anna Came Here — About this time 
I was Vary Industres in Lairning y e Accidence — y e 24 th I 
Helpt Brother Elisha Move a Stable — y e 25 th In y e Even- 
ing John Baley Came to Brother Pelatiahs I was there He 
Had a News Paper that Gave an account of y e Distruction 
of Lisbon in y e Late Earthquake &c — y e 26 th Baley and 
Anna Went Home Sister Rudd Came Here y e 27 th Elisha 
Rockwell & His wif was Here This Evening I Went to 
M r Treets & M r Rossaters for Som Books — y e 28 th Sister 
Rudd went Home John Tracy was Married I entred on 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 41 

Sententiae This Evening — February y e 2 nd I Had Some 
Considrable Acquaintance with Shadrick Webster Brother 
to y e Doc r — y e 3 rd Sam 11 Brewster Came Here I Recei d 
another Letter From M r Stoddard this Day — y e 11 th Brother 
Elisha Set out to Go to Cort — y e 12 th Benj n Brewster Came 
Here This Night we Lost a Stately Cow — y e 19 th Harbud 
Prides old Hous was Burnt — y e 25 th A Vary Cold Day I 
Spent Cheefly with John Baley y e Next Day He & Anna 
went Home — This Day Nathan Plais Came Here — y e 27 th I 
Went to Pocatanock — Se M r Katterlan — This Day Brother 
Elisha Came Home from Cort — March y e I st There Fell a 
Deep Snow y e 16 th Capt Gidings Daughter was Married — 
y e 24 th James Burnam Was Married — y e 25 th I Went to 
Town Se y e Tryal of Joseph Avery At Night I Went Up 
to Brother Rudds y e Next Day I Came Home — Avery & 
Spicer was Cropt and Branded this Day — Aprill 5 th I Went 
over to Town there Lit of William Billings He & I Went 
Up to Bozrah To Se Col. Whiting I Had Some Discorce 
with y e Col. of Going with Him In the Intended Expadition 

— ye 8 th Brother Pelatiah Movd away His Family & Ben- 
jamin Richards Movd Into His Hous — Uncle Haskel was 
Married This Day — y e 10 th I Went to Town In Order to 
Meet Col. Whiting but was Disappointed I Got My wig at 
Lanmans & Came Home — y e 12 th I Went to Town with 
Brother Elisha it was Fremans Meeting I Se Col. Whiting 

— ye 14th was our Training at David Andruss This Night 
I went To Fishing with M r Pride. Staid There while Satur- 
day Night — Tuesday Aprill 20 th I went to Town and In- 
listed into His Majesties Service y e 29 th I went to Town 
again and Hered of Maj r Diah & Lieu 1 Watermans Being 
Taken By y e Indians I Came Home By Pocatanok — This 
Day Brother Pelatiahs Second Son Elisha was Born — May 
y e I st I went To Groton to Uncle Baleys — Sunday y e 2 nd 
I went to M r Katerlans Meeting where I Lit of Brother Pel- 
atiah At Night went Home from Meeting with Him & 
Toock a Prospect of Fort Hill — Monday Brother and I 
went Down to Noanc in y e Afternoon went to y e Ferry & 
Back to Fort Hill — Tuesday May 4 th Brother & I Came 
Up to Norwich This Day our Company Mustred at Town 



42 Scitnate, Mass. 

— Hered M r Lord Preach a Sermon to us — May 10 th Our 
Company Met at Bozrah Made our Serj ts & Corp ls Mr 
Troop Preachd to Us — At Night I went Up to Brother 
Rudds y e II th Met in Town — y e 12 th I went to Town Reed 
My First Months Wages Came Home That Night — y e 
Next Day I was at Layser* y e 14 th we Met in Town again 
this Day we Rece d our Arms at Night I went Up to Brother 
Rudds. y e Morning I Bid them Fairwell & Came Down 
to Town at Night as I Was Coming Home I Se Gen 11 
Winslow — Sunday y e 16 th I went To Preston Meeting 
Hered M r Lord of Norwich — y e 17 th We Met in Town Rec d 
our Blankets Contluded to Go of y e Next Wednesday — 
Tuesday I Went over to Brother Elishas He and I Shot 
at y e Mark I Went to Capt Gores and Stephen Fitchs 
Walter Came Home with Me Uncle Baldwain was Here — 
This Day I Fited My Pack y e 19 th We Met Again in 
Town Expecting to Go of Those that Went By Land Did 
March this Day At Night I Put My things abord y e Vessel 
and Came Home — y e 20 th I Set out to Go to y e Landing 
Before Day Got on Bord Just as they were Going off. 

{To be continued?) 



SCITUATE, MASS. 
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

Literally transcribed from the original records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

The earliest entries of births, marriages and deaths at 
Scituate are found in Volume IV of the town records. This 
book is subdivided into four parts, paged independently. 
Part I contains many marriages between 1700 and 1800, 
with a few in the preceding century; Part II, the earliest 
marriages ; Part III, births ; Part IV, deaths, with a few 
pages of town accounts. 

Some of the leaves of this volume are so badly worn that 
many of the entries are illegible. Fortunately the " Church 

* Leisure. 



Scituate, Mass, 43 

Book" of the First Church, covering the years 1 707-1791, 
contains many records of marriages and baptisms by Rev. 
Nathaniel Pitcher and his successors. A comparison of the 
two books has enabled the transcriber to perfect every record 
found on the first four pages of Vol. IV. The parts supplied 
from the Church Book are enclosed in parentheses. 

The original paging of the town record is indicated by 
numerals enclosed in brackets placed before the first word of 
the page. 

[Vol. IV, Pt. 1.] 

[1] The Following persons were Married together by 

Shear j. Bourn Minis {worn) 
Jedediah Dwelly was married to Eliz a . House, Oct° 7, 1725 
Ensign Cole & Sarah Peaks, November 7, 1726 
Abiezer Turner & Grace mott, February 1, 1726 
Job Otis Jun r & thankful Otis, February 16, 1726 
John Merrit Jun r & Hannah Peaks, July 10, 1727 
John Stutson & Relief Ewel widdow, July 27, 1727 
David Lapham & Rebecca King, December 4, 172(7) 
Jonathan^Merrit the third & Mehitabel Damon, Jan*' 8, 172(7) 
Joseph Foster & Abigail Steel, January 11, 1727 
Alexander Thorp & Eliz a . Balch, February 25, 172(7) 
David House & Silence French, February 29, 17(27) 
(E)zekiel Vinal & Tabitha Stodder, April 4, 172(8) 
James Hyland & Mary Tilden, July 3, 172(8) 
Nicholas Powers & Bethiah Stutson, September 5, 172(8) 
Edward Jenkins & Abigail Merrit widdo, September 12, 17(28) 
John Nash & Hannah Buck, October 31, 17(28) 
Thomas Tilden & Lettice Turner, December 12, (1728) 
Eliab Studly & Mary Briggs, April 1(0, 1729) 
Jacob Bailey & Ruth Palmer, June 1(0, 1729) 
Joseph Young & Lydia Barrel, Septemb 1 " 5, (1729) 
Joseph Dwelly & Mary Randall, October (9, 1729) 
Stephen Vinal & Sarah Stodder, Novemb r 12, (1729) 
John Colman & Leah Nichols, N(ovember 12, 1729) 
David Taylor & Eliz a . Silvester, Nove(mber 20, 1729) 
Joshua Rogers & Mehitable Chittenden, Novem(ber 26, 1729) 
Nathanael Wade & Hannah Vinal, Decemb r (3, 1729) 



44 Scituate, Mass. 

Jonathan Jackson Sarah Damon, February (16, 1729) 

John Vinal y e third & Sarah Cudworth, February (16, 1729) 

Solomon Bates & Deborah Whitten, (May 11, 1730) 

Joseph Nash & Deborah Merrit, (May 21, 1730) 

Elisha woodworth & Anna Clap, (May 21, 1730) 

Peter & Cilia Negroes, (June 11, 1730) 

(J)acob Lincoln & Mary Holbrook (July 16, 1730) 

(J)onathan (P)ratt and Hannah Wh(itcomb, August 20, 1730) 

Thomas (Jam)es & Hannah (Holbrook, October 8, 1730) 

[2] Israel Bailey and Keziah Perry, November 12, 1730 

Major Amos Turner & m rs Hannah Clap Widdow, November 

i9> 1730 
Seth Turner and Mehitable Gould, December 10, 1730 
Joseph Briggs & Sarah Morey widdow, January 14, 1730 
David House & Eliz a . Dellys, February 11, 1730 
Andrew Halliburton & Abigail Otis, February 22, 1730 
Thomas Jenkins and Sarah Bailey, March 4, 1730 
Hezekiah Hatch and Patience Elms, March 25, 1731 
Samuel Brown and Hannah Nash, April 1, 1731 
Timothy Bailey and Sarah Buck, May 27, 1731 
Joseph Northey and Elanor Woodworth, September 16, 1731 
(Jo)shua Staples and Mary Rogers, October 21, 1731 
(J)ohn Cudworth Jun r and Mary Briggs, January 13, 1731 
Benjamin Tilden and Grace Turner, February 24, 1731 
David Hatch and Elizabeth Chittenden, March 7, 1731 
(Ed) ward Curloo and Abigail Russel, April 21, 1732 
(Josep)h Elms and Eliz a . Sutton, May 30, 1732 
(James) Litchfield and Ruth Tilden, June 15, 1732 
(Josiah Litch)field and Susannah Morey, July 4, 1732 
(Ezra Pitc)her and Zeruiah Booth, August 13, 1732 
(Joshua) Young and Eliz a . Cudworth, August 22, 1732 
(Jeremiah) Pierce & Bathsheba Litchfield, August 24, 1732 
(Timothy) White and Sarah Clap, October 26, 1732 
(Jonathan) Jackson and Deborah Stutson, October 30, 1732 
(David Cole and Sarah) Balch, December 7, 1732 
(Solomon Bates and Deb)orah Studley, December 14, 1732 
(Joseph Clap and) Hannah Briggs, December 21, 1732 
(Jonathan Cole a)nd Sarah Vinal, January 8, 1732 
(Martin Cahill) & Ann Hyland, January 18, 1732 



Scituate, Mass. 45 

(Robert Young and) Margaret Murfie, February 6, 1732 

(Joseph Bailey Jr.) and Elizabeth White, March 1, 1732 

(John Bates and Abigail) Bailey, May 21, 1733 

(Job Cowing & Deborah Ga)nnett, May 24, 1733 

(Jonathan Hatch & Mar)tha Allen, November 22, 1733 

(Thomas Orcutt Jr. &) Thankfull Jenkens, J any 17, 1733 

(Benjamin Seabury & Reb)ecca Southworth, Jany 24, 1733 

(Capt. Israel Cudworth & Martha) Baily, November 12, 1734 

(David Little Jr. and Deborah Clap), February 19, 1734 

(Ward Holloway & Mary Stud)ley, February 27, 1734 

[3] Samuel Litchfield & Fear Turner, March 6, 1734 

Caleb Torrey & Mary Clap, May 1, 1735 

Benjamin Bailey & Ruth Litchfield, June 12, 1735 

Joseph Carter & Sarah Perry, July 24, 1735 

Nathanael Goodspeed & Deborah Briggs, August 18, 1735 

John Field & Deborah Garrett, November 11, 1735 

Thomas Hatch & Lydia Franklin, December 2, 1735 

Israel Peaks & Lydia Cowing, January 1, 1735 

Samuel Emms & Abigail White, March 15, 1735 

Nathanael Studson & Mary Dellis, April 1, 1736 

Israel Cudworth, Jun r & Mary Merritt, June 24, 1736 

Jacob Wade & Eliz a . Vinal, July 12, 1736 

Seth Bryant and Eliz a . Barker, August 17, 1736 

Joseph Hamon & Thankful Damon, Novemb r 11, 1736 

Ebenezer Bailey & Mary White, January 13, 1736 

Morris Tubbs & Bethiah Holbrook, August 4, 1737 

Winsor & Jenny Negroes, August 25, 1737 

Josiah Edson & Ruth Baily, September 13, 1737 

Samuel Stocbridge Jun r & Sarah Tilden, Novemb r 1, 1737 

Nicholas Litchfield Jun r & Sarah Studly, March 23, 1737 

Thomas Young & Mary House, April 12, 173(7) 

Jonathan Cudworth & Hannah Merrit, May 18, 173(8) 

Joseph Tolman and Mary Turner, May 22, 173(8) 

Joseph Otis & Eliz a . Little, June 6, (1738) 

Joseph Battles & Susanna Studly, August 22, 17(38) 

John Fobes & Martha Pierce, October 19, 17(38) 

John Garrett and Abigail Sutton, February 1, 17(38) 

David Francis & Lydia Attiman Indians, April 19, 1(739) 

John Caswell & Eliz a . Franklin, April 29, (1739) 



46 Scituate, Mass, 

James Merrit Jun r and Eliz a . Cole, May 17, (1739) 

Joseph Withrel & Lydia Turner, January 3, (173-) 

Isaac Lincoln & Jail Garrett, February 7, (1739) 

Bristol & Judith Negroes, June 19, (1740) 

Lemuel Francis & Meriah Indians, June 2(9, 1740) 

Peleg Bryant & Mary Jenkins, July (10, 1740) 

Mordecai Ellis & Sarah Otis, September (30, 1740) 

Benjamin Cudworth & Mary Little, N(ovember 13, 1740) 

David Nash & Penelope Merrit, Nov(ember 20, 1740) 

William Peaks & Priscilla Tur(ner, January 15, 1740) 

[4] Joseph Otis & Mercy Little, February 2, 1740 

Samuel Jenkins and Rebecca White, March 2, 1740 

Jonathan Buck & Rachel Peaks, March 19, 1740 

Cornelius Briggs & Lydia Stodder, April 9, 1741 

Elisha Merrit & Priscilla Holbrook, Sep tr 17, 1741 

Israel Chittenden Jun r & Deborah Vinal, Oct° 29, 1741 

Elisha Curtis & Sarah Chittenden, November 12, 1741 

Daniel Damon & Judith Litchfield, Decemb r 8, 1741 

William Baily & Abigail Clap, December 24, 1741 

David Jenkins & Eliz a . Merrit, January 14, 1741 

Jonathan Merrit Jun r & Sarah Wade, January 21, 1741 

Eleazer Litchfield & Desire White, Jan*' 21, 1741 

Chess & Prudence Negroes, March 11, 1741 

Issachar Vinal & Mary Chittenden, March 15, 1741 

Ebenezer Keith & Mary Pierce, March 18, 1741 

Samuel Litchfield Jun r & Priscilla Vinal, April 1, 1742 

George Stutson & Eunice Stutson, May 10, 1742 

Job Clap & Susannah Litchfield, May 20, 1742 

Noah Whitcomb & Mary Franklin, June 10, 1742 

(Jo)seph Buck & Leah Peaks, August 22, 1742 

Job Stetson & Mary Prouty, September 27, 1742 

Joseph Damon & Joanna Damon, Nov r 13, 1742 

Thomas Man & Ruth Damon, December 30, 1742 

(B)enjamin Woodworth and Hannah Cudworth, Jan? 27, 1742 

(Ja)cob Vinal y e third & Lydia Holbrook, June 21, 1743 

(Ben)jamin Hyland & Sarah Hamon Widdow, July 14, 1743 

(Isaac) Litchfield & Lydia Cowing, September 8, 1743 

(John Soper) & Anna Woodworth, Oct 13, 1743 

(Chess & Pri)scilla Negroes, February 5, 1743 



Reports from State Societies. 47* 

(Josiah Dam)on & Leah Briggs, February 23, 1743 
(Jonathan Fish) & Mary Merrit, March 18, 1743 
(Seth Bailey) & Rachel Cudworth, April 24, 1744 
(Thomas Orcutt) & Margaret Sutton Widdow, May 15, 1744 
(John Briggs & Ju)dith Damon, August 19, 1744 
(William Dwelly) & Deborah Jones, November 1, 1744 
(John Mansel & Leah) Simons, November 29, 1744 
(James Cudworth & Rac)hel Simons, Decemb r 5, 1745 
(Winsor & Content Negroes), December 5, 1745 
(George Morton & Sarah) White, January 1, 1745 
(Joseph Vinal & Martha Je)nkins, February 13, 1745 

( To be continued.} 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The Third Annual Meeting was held at the Hotel Ven- 
dome, Boston, on Monday evening, November 21, 1898, the 
Two Hundred and Seventy-Eighth Anniversary of the Sign- 
ing of The Compact. 

The Secretary reported that since the last annual meeting 
the Board of Assistants had elected 130 new members and 
accepted five resignations. There were also four deaths, 
leaving the total membership 399, a net gain of 121 for the 
year. The membership included a lady 105 years of age, 
a gentleman aged 10 1, two ladies, twins, aged 93, and a 
gentleman aged 91. 

Nearly 800 different lines of descent have been filed by 
members, and the Library contains nearly 200 volumes, 
besides valuable original documents, photographs of old 
Bible records, and other historical material. 

The Society has for two years rented Room 623, Tremont 
Building, where meetings of the Board of Assistants and 
the various committees are held, and the Library and 
records are kept. The Library may be freely consulted by 
members of any of the State societies. 

The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $1,971.93 
in addition to the value of the Library and the office fur- 
niture. 



48 Reports from State Societies. 

The following officers were elected : — 

Governor, Gamaliel Bradford. 

Deputy Governor, Nathan Appleton. 

Captain, Myles Standish, M.D. 

Elder, Rev. Charles Augustus Brewster, A.M. 

Secretary, George Ernest Bowman. 

Treasurer, Marcus Morton. 

Historian, Frederick Wesley Parker. 

Surgeon, Samuel Jason Mixter, M.D. 

Assistants, Winslow Warren, Mrs. Burr Porter, 

Morton Dexter, Mrs. John Anthony 
Remick, Francis Richmond Allen, 
Mrs. William Lawrie, Mrs. Henry Em- 
mons Raymond. 

After the business meeting dinner was served, Governor 
Gamaliel Bradford presiding. Addresses were made by 
Hon. Hosea M. Knowlton, Attorney General of Massachu- 
setts, Prof. Victor Clifton Alderson, of the Illinois Society, 
Mr. Thomas Snell Hopkins, of the District of Columbia 
Society, and Hon. Winslow Warren, of the Massachusetts 
Society. Governor Bradford read a telegram from Walter 
Morton Howland, Governor of the Illinois Society, and 
letters from Herbert Jenney, Governor of the Ohio Society, 
and William Lowrey Marsh, Governor of the District of 
Columbia Society. 

The following Standing Committees have been appointed 
by the Board of Assistants for the year 1 898-1 899 : — 

Membership : Nathan Appleton, Mrs. Richard Arnold, 
Mrs. Charles Edward Grinnell, Mrs. Charles L. Pitkin, 
Francis Apthorp Foster. 

Publication: Morton Dexter, Winslow Warren, Charles 
Augustus Hopkins, Frederick Wesley Parker, George 
Ernest Bowman. 

Finance : George Adelbert Alden, Horace Homer Soule, 
Charles Allen Howland, William Minard Richardson, Silas 
Reed Anthony. 

Library : Benjamin Franklin Stevens, Mrs. William Law- 
rie, Henry Francis Coe, Mrs. Daniel H. Lane, Mrs. George 
Francis Arnold. 

Entertainment: Rev. Frederick Baylies Allen, Mrs. Ed- 
ward Livingston Adams, James Myles Standish, Mrs. Syd- 
ney Harwood, Mrs. John Anthony Remick. 

Historical Research: Francis Richmond Allen, Morton 
Dexter, James Atkins Noyes, George Ernest Bowman, 
Frederick Wesley Parker. 



Reports from State Societies. 49 

Marking Historic Sites; Gamaliel Bradford, Mrs. Burr 
Porter, Benjamin Delano Sweet, Mrs. Frederick Alden 
Barker, Miss Susan Barker Willard. 



Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

" The Allerton Family," from Mrs. James S. Peck. 

"The John Robinson Memorial Tablet" and "The Story 
of the Pilgrims," both from the author, Morton Dexter. 

"The Earliest Printed Sources of New England History, 
1602-1629" and "The Surrender of the Bradford Manu- 
script," both from James Atkins Noyes. 

" History of Hardwick, Mass.," from Mrs. William Mixter. 

" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Octo- 
ber, 1876," from Mrs. Dudley A. Sargent. 

"Col. John Gorham's 'Wast Book,'" from the author, 
Frank William Sprague. 

" Memorials of the Mauran Family," from William Mau- 
ran Stockbridge. 

"The Bradford History," from Hon. William M. Olin. 

"Truro, Cape Cod," from Mrs. Loriman S. Brigham. 

Two photographs of the Paul Prince Bible, from Andrew 
Gray Weeks. 

"Register of the Lynn Historical Society for 1897," from 
Nathan Mortimer Hawkes. 

Six photographs of the Bibles of Oliver Soper and Oliver 
Soper, Jr., from Mrs. Nathan Anthony. 

"John Rogers of Marshfield " and "The John Rogers 
Families in Plymouth and Vicinity," Second and Revised 
Edition, both from the author, Josiah H. Drummond. 

Vol. I of The Genealogical Advertiser, from Mrs. Lucy 
Hall Greenlaw. 

The Hingham Magazine, from Miss Susan Barker 
Willard. 

Two photographs of " Family Record " of Abner Sowle 
(born 1747) and his son-in-law, William C. Manchester, from 
Mrs. Charles Ray Brayton. 

Bradford's "History of Plimoth Plantation." Edition of 
1856; purchased with fund subscribed by the following 
descendants of Governor Bradford : Miss Maud L. Atkin- 
son, Miss Ann A. Bradford, George L. Bradford, Living- 
ston W. Cleaveland, William C. Donnel], Mrs. John Holmes 
Morison, Mrs. Jonathan F. Pierce, Mrs. Samuel F. Smith, Ben- 
jamin D. Sweet, Frank R. Thomas, Mrs. Henry W. Wilkinson. 

Bradford's "Memoir of Elder Brewster," from George 
Ernest Bowman. 



50 Reports from State Societies. 

Members Elected. 
October n, 1898. 

398. Miss Mary Perkins Quincy, New Haven, Conn., seventh 

from John Howland. 

399. Miss Mary Emma Wood, Brookline, eighth from John 

Howland. 

400. Miss Abby Christina Howes, Quincy, ninth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

401. Miss Helen Elizabeth Keep, Detroit, Mich., ninth from 

William Bradford. 

402. Freeman Foster, Abington, eighth from William 

Brewster. 

403. Cordilla Walker Fitch, Morrisville, Vt., eighth from 

William Brewster. 

404. Rev. Charles Augustus Brewster, Vineland, N. J., 

eighth from William Brewster, seventh from Love 
Brewster. 

405. Daniel Clark Remich, Littleton, N. H., eighth from 

Isaac Allerton, seventh from Mary Allerton. 

406. Mrs. James Erving Shepard, Lawrence, seventh from 

Myles Standish. 

November 9, 1898. 

407. Mrs. Fred Lawson Godding, Medford, eighth from John 

Alden. 

408. Miss Mary Stimson Clarke, Duluth, Minn., ninth from 

Stephen Hopkins, eighth from Gyles Hopkins. 

409. Asa Lansford Foster, South Orange, N. J., eighth 

from Myles Standish. 

November 21, 1898. 

410. Mrs. John Daugherty White, Manchester, Ky., ninth 

from William Bradford. 

November 30, 1898. 

411. Winfred Hervey Rogers, Woburn, eighth from John 

Howland. 

December 14, 1898. 

412. Silas Reed Anthony, Boston, eighth from Myles 

Standish. 

413. Miss Sarah Haskell Crocker, Boston, eighth from John 

Howland. 

December 31, 1898. 

414. Edward Brinley Kellogg, M.D., Boston, eighth from 

Myles Standish. 

415. John Standish Foster Bush, M.D., Boston, eighth from 

Myles Standish. 



Reports from State Societies. 5 1 

416. Edward Royall Tyler, Boston, eighth from Francis 

Cooke. 

417. Mrs. Thomas E. Cannell, Maquoketa, Iowa, eighth from 

John Alden. 

418. Mrs. Frank Moseley, Brookline, ninth from John How- 

land. 

419. Cyrus Alger Hawes, Brookline, ninth from John How- 

land. 

420. Mrs. Henry Vollmer, Davenport, Iowa, ninth from 

Stephen Hopkins, eighth from Gyles Hopkins. 

421. Mrs. William Sawin Whiting, Brookline, seventh from 

John Howland. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 

November, 1898. 

368. Mrs. Elias A. Tuttle, ninth from William Brewster. 
December, 1898. 

51. Mrs. Solon W. Stevens, eighth from Richard Warren. 
297. Archie L. Talbot, eighth from Francis Cooke, eighth 
from John Howland, ninth from Degory Priest. 

369. Mrs. Charles R. Brayton, eighth from John Alden, 

eighth from Richard Warren. 
389. Virgil C. Pond, tenth from William Brewster, eighth 
from Peter Brown, eighth from Francis Cooke, 
seventh from John Howland, eighth (two lines) from 
John Howland, ninth from Degory Priest, ninth 
from Richard Warren, tenth from Richard Warren. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Officers elected at the Annual Meeting, November 22, 1898 : 

Governor, Henry E. Howland. 

Deputy Governor, John Taylor Terry. 

Captain, Joseph Jermain Slocum. 

Elder, Rev. Roderick Terry, D.D. 

Secretary, Edward Wilkins Dewey. 

Treasurer, William Milne Grinnell. 

Historian, Richard Henry Greene. 

Surgeon, Henry Brewster Minton, M.D. 

Assistants, William Lanman Bull, J. Bayard Backus, 

Howland Davis, Waldo Hutchins, 
Walter Scott Allerton, Edward Loudon 
Norton, Frederic Horace Hatch. 



52 Reports from State Societies. 

Members Elected. 
October 5, 1898. 

483. Mrs. David Thomson, New York, seventh from Stephen 

Hopkins, sixth from Gyles Hopkins. 

484. George Bradford Coggeshall, Brooklyn, eighth from 

John Alden. 

November 2, 1898. 

485. Warren C. Crane, New York, seventh from Thomas 

Rogers. 

486. Charles Elliot Warren, New York, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

487. Mrs. Charles Borcherling, Newark, N. J., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

488. Leon Brooks Bacon, Syracuse, eighth from Myles 

Standish. 

December 7, 1898. 

489. Edward Morrill Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn., ninth 

from James Chilton, eighth from Mary Chilton. 

490. Mrs. James P. Woodruff, Litchfield, Conn., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

491. Frederick Sheldon Parker, Brooklyn, ninth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 
.492. Mrs. Charles G. Baldwin, Syracuse, eighth from William 
Bradford. 

493. Miss Martha Murphey, Albany, eighth from John Alden. 

494. Miss Virginia Hulburt Murphey, Albany, eighth from 

John Alden. 

December 31, 1898. 

495. Frank Warren Crane, New York, eighth from Thomas 

Rogers, seventh from Joseph Rogers. 

496. Mrs. Richard S. Jefferies, Augusta, Ga., ninth from 

William Bradford. 

497. Lucien Calvin Warner, Irving-on-Hudson, eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 

498. Mrs. Seabury Cone Mastick, New York, ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 

499. Frederic Rogers Kellogg, New York, ninth from John 

Howland. 

500. Mrs. Cornelius T. Longstreet, Syracuse, seventh from 

John Alden. 

501. Harry Ward Skerry, Brooklyn, ninth from Myles 

Standish. 

502. Edward Franklin Weed, New York, ninth from John 

Howland. 



Reports from State Societies. 53 

503. Mrs. George Coit Butts, Norwich, Conn., tenth from 

James Chilton, ninth from Mary Chilton. 

504. Theodore Bliss Cunningham, New York, eighth from 

John Alden. 

505. George W. Taylor, Marinette, Wis., seventh from John 

Alden. 

506. Mrs. Ogden H. Fethers, Janesville, Wis., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

507. Mrs. Edward Morrill Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn., 

ninth from Richard Warren. 

508. Mrs. Charles K. Billings, New Haven, Conn., seventh 

from John Alden. 

509. Mrs. William H. Seward, Auburn, seventh from James 

Chilton, sixth from Mary Chilton. 

510. Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, Newburgh, eighth from John 

Howland. 

511. William Watts Jones Warren, New York, ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

512. William E. Miller, Warsaw, eighth from John Alden. 

513. Mrs. William E. McComb, Lockport, tenth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

514. Silas Brown Brownell, New York, seventh from John 

Howland. 

515. Mrs. Frank V. Davis, Grand Rapids, Mich., ninth from 

Francis Cooke, eighth from John Cooke. 

516. Mrs. Reice Marshall Newport, St. Paul, Minn., eighth 

from William Bradford. 

Supplemental Line Filed. 
November, 1898. 

318. Miss Marguerite T. Doane, tenth from William Brew- 
ster. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

The Third Annual Meeting was held at the Crocker 
House, New London, on Wednesday evening, December 21, 
1898, the Two Hundred and Seventy-Eighth Anniversary of 
the Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. 

The Secretary reported that twenty-seven members had 
been elected during the year, and two deaths had occurred. 
There were also eight transfers to new State Societies, leav- 
ing the net membership at this time 179. 

Over thirty volumes have been presented to the Society's 
Library. 



54 Reports from State Societies. 

The following officers were elected to serve for the ensu- 
ing year : — 

Governor, William Waldo Hyde. 

Deputy Governor, Henry Augustus Morgan. 

Captain, Royal Bird Bradford, Captain U. S. N. 

Elder, Rev. James Gibson Johnson. 

Secretary, Henry Richardson Bond, Jr. 

Treasurer, Laurence Waterman Miner. 

Historian, Edwin Allston Hill. 

Assistants, William Molthrop Stark, Percy Coe 

Eggleston, Mrs. George D. Whittle- 
sey, Mrs. Charles B. Jennings, Mrs. 
Frank H. Arms, Mrs. George J. Bram- 
ble, Miss Elizabeth Mussey Browne. 

Donations to the Library. 

"Genealogy of the Howland Family," "The Standishes 
of America," "Cushman Genealogy," "White Genealogy," 
"The Doty-Doten Family," " History of Montville, Conn.," 
" Alden Genealogy," all from Henry A. Morgan. 

Savage's " Genealogical Dictionary," Vols. Ill and IV, 
Bradford's "History of Plymouth," "The Story of the Pil- 
grim Fathers," " Signers of the Mayflower Compact," all 
from Mrs. N. Lansing Zabriskie. 

"Year Book of Society of Colonial Wars, 1897-98," from 
John Crocker Foote. 

"Allerton Genealogy," from the compiler, Walter S. 
Allerton. 

" Stephen Lincoln, Ancestry and Descendants," from the 
compiler, John E. Morris. 

" Claremont, N. H., Inscriptions," from Mrs. Mary S. David. 

"The Allertons of New England and Virginia," from the 
compiler, Isaac J. Greenwood. 

" Gov. Edward Winslow," from the author, Rev. Wm. 
Copley Winslow, D.D., LL.D. 

" Reprints on the Gorham Family," from Frank W. Sprague. 

" Seventeen Pedigrees, from Family Memorials," and 
"Twenty-Nine Pedigree Charts, from Family Histories and 
Genealogies," both from Prof, and Mrs. Edward E. Salisbury. 

"Old Plymouth Days and Ways," Drew's "Burial Hill, 
Plymouth," " White Genealogy," "Diary of Hezekiah Prince," 
from New England Magazine, " The Pilgrim Fathers in 
Holland," "The Theology of the Puritans," "The Church 
Polity of the Pilgrims," all from Edwin A. Hill. 

"The Alden-Fuller Record," from M. Percy Black. 



Reports from State Societies. 55 

"A Record of the Descendants of Samuel Denison of 
Floyd Co., N. Y.," from Mrs. George B. Denison. 

"Relief Work of the Connecticut Chapters, D. A. R., 
May to October, 1898," from Mrs. Henry T. Bulkley. 

" Lines of Descent from Honored New England Ances- 
tors " (name of donor withheld). 

Members Elected. 
October 17, 1898. 

178. William Converse Skinner, Hartford, eighth from John 

Alden. 

179. Mrs. Frederick Abroy Bugbee, Willimantic, tenth from 

William Brewster. 

180. George William Ellis, Hartford, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

181. Mrs. William Edmond Reed, Norwich, New York, 

eighth from William Bradford. 

December 19, 1898. 

182. Charles Edward Gross, Hartford, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

183. Mrs. Charles Edward Gross, Hartford, eighth from 

William White, seventh from Peregrine White. 

184. Mrs. William C. Skinner, Hartford, eighth from William 

White, seventh from Peregrine White. 

185. Mrs. James U. Taintor, Hartford, eighth from William 

White, seventh from Peregrine White. 

186. Mrs. Oliver Joseph Geer, Brooklyn, N. Y., eighth from 

John Howland. 

187. Mrs. John Quaintance, New York, N. Y., eighth from 

William Brewster. 

188. Mrs. Christopher Colson Viall, Painesville, Ohio, eighth 

from John Howland. 

189. Mrs. Henry Thorp Bulkley, Southport, seventh from 

John Howland. 

190. Mrs. William Bradford Allen, Hartford, ninth from 

Isaac Allerton, eighth from Mary Allerton. 

191. Nathan Holt Smith, New London, ninth from William 

Brewster. 
December 21, 1898. 

192. Lyman Dennison Brewster, Danbury, seventh from 

William Brewster. 

Supplemental Line Filed. 
October, 1898. 
34. Mrs. Nelson D. Robinson, seventh from John Alden. 



56 Reports from State Societies. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

The Annual Meeting was held at the Hotel Stanton, 
Philadelphia, on Tuesday evening, November 22, 1898. 
Hon. Thomas F. Bayard was the guest of the evening, and 
related his experience in obtaining from the Bishop of Lon- 
don Governor Bradford's manuscript " History of Plimoth 
Plantation," and returning it to the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

The Secretary reported that sixteen members had been 
elected during the year and one had resigned, leaving the 
net membership eighty-five. 

The following officers were elected : — 

Governor, Charlemagne Tower, Jr. 

Deputy Governor, Francis Olcott Allen. 

Captain, Charles A. Brinley. 

Secretary, William Henry Castle. 

Treasurer, James Mauran Rhodes. 

Historian, Josiah Granville Leach. 

Surgeon, Charles Harrod Vinton, M.D. 

Assistants, Edward Clinton Lee, Eben Francis 

Barker, E. Otis Kendall, Arthur Hale, 
Elihu Spencer Miller, Theophilus Par- 
sons Chandler, Ashbel Welch. 

Members Elected. 
October 24, 1898. 

88. Mrs. John Frederick Lewis, Philadelphia, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

December 7, 1898. 

89. Mrs. John Quincy Carpenter, Philadelphia, ninth from 

William Bradford. 

December 30, 1898. 

90. Mrs. Charles S. Hinchman, Philadelphia, eighth from 

Degory Priest. 

91. Miss Mary Augusta Kent, Clifton Heights, seventh 

from Francis Cooke. 

92. Amos Rogers Little, Philadelphia, seventh from 

Richard Warren. 

93. Mrs. J. Bolton Winpenny, Philadelphia, ninth from 

William Bradford. 

94. Ashbel Russell Welch, Philadelphia, eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 



Reports from State Societies. 57 

95. George Fales Baker, M.D., Philadelphia, eighth from 

John Alden. 

96. George Edward Bartol, Philadelphia, seventh from 

George Soule. 

97. Stephen Jarvis Adams, Pittsburg, eighth from John 

Howland. 

98. Craige Lippincott, Philadelphia, ninth from William 

Bradford. 

99. Mrs. Earl Bill Putnam, Philadelphia, ninth from John 

Alden. 

100. Miss Elizabeth McKean Rhodes, Ardmore, ninth from 

John Howland. 

101. James Crosby Brown, Philadelphia, eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

102. Wilfred Harvey Schoff, Philadelphia, eighth from Fran- 

cis Cooke. 

103. Mrs. Robert Knox McNeely, Philadelphia, eighth from 

Richard Warren. 

104. Mrs. Josiah Granville Leach, Philadelphia, eighth from 

John Howland. 

105. Miss Josephine Lippincott, Philadelphia, tenth from 

William Bradford. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

The Second Annual Banquet was held at the Grand Pa- 
cific Hotel, Chicago, on Monday evening, November 21, 
1898. The address of the evening was made by Dr. James 
Nevins Hyde, on " Some of the Remote Results of the 
Pilgrim Migration." 

Before the members departed each was presented with a 
copy of "The Bradford History," the edition published by 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

The Secretary's report showed that the net membership 
of the Society was fifty-six. 

The following officers were elected at the Annual Meet- 
ing:— 

Governor, Walter Morton Howland. 

Deputy Governor, J. McGregor Adams. 

Captain, John Smith Sargent. 

Elder, Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Cheney, D.D. 

Secretary, Mrs. Seymour Morris. 

Treasurer, Frederick Morgan Steele. 

Historian, Victor Clifton Alderson. 



58 Reports from State Societies. 

Surgeon, Harry Cushman Worthington, M.D. 

Assistants, Josiah Lewis Lombard, George White- 

field Newcomb, Mrs. Edward Nevers, 
Lester Orestes Goddard, Mrs. John 
R. Wilson, Rollin Arthur Keyes, Mrs. 
Dwight W. Graves. 

Donations to the Library. 

" Freeman Genealogy," from Volney W. Foster. 

" Phineas Pratt and Some of his Descendants," from 
Franklin S. and Charles H. Pratt. 

Vol. I of The Genealogical Advertiser, from Mrs. Lucy 
Hall Greenlaw. 

" List of Genealogies now being Compiled," with Supple- 
ments, from Seymour Morris. 

Members Elected. 
October 12, 1898. 

46. Hubert Cowles Downs, Chicago, ninth from William 

Bradford. 

47. Arthur Orr, Evanston, eighth from William Bradford. 

48. George Butters, Oak Park, eighth from Myles Standish. 

49. Mrs. Carl Weber Preston, Chicago, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

50. Mrs. Frederick Laforest Merrick, Chicago, ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

51. Charles Frederick Quincy, Chicago, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

November 9, 1898. 

52. Fredrik Herman Gade, Chicago, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

53. Mrs. Frank E. Fellows, Jefferson, Wis., ninth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

54. Albert Volney Foster, Evanston, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

December 14, 1898. 

55. Mrs. Eliphelet Wickes Blatchford, Chicago, seventh 

from William Bradford. 

December 31, 1898. 

56. Miss Eva Cornelia Foster, Evanston, tenth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

57. Isaac Burrows Snow, Chicago, ninth from Stephen 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance Hopkins. 



Reports from State Societies. 59 

58. Mrs. Thomas Foster Withrow, Chicago, seventh from 

Myles Standish. 

59. Mrs. William Liston Brown, Evanston, eighth from 

John Alden. 

60. Frank Bassett Tobey, Chicago, eighth from William 

Brewster. 

61. Mrs. Ralph Emerson, Rockford, ninth from Edward 

Fuller, eighth from Samuel Fuller. 

62. Miss Cornelia Gray Lunt, Evanston, tenth from Fran- 

cis Cooke, ninth from John Cooke. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 

October, 1898. 

12. William E. Barbour, ninth (six lines) from William 
Brewster. 

December, 1898. 

32. Frederick M. Steele, eighth from William Bradford. 
47. Arthur Orr, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth from 
Constance Hopkins. 



* OHIO SOCIETY. 

On the twenty-second of March, 1898, the General Board 
of Assistants granted a charter for the organization of the 
Ohio Society to Mrs. Frances Deering Jones, Mrs. Frances 
Delphine Rawson, Mrs. Carrie Rawson Davis, Herbert 
Jenney, Charles Davies Jones, Mrs. Evelyn Goss Curtis, 
Miss Clara Chipman Newton, Mrs. Mary Loring Williams, 
Mrs. Florence Carlisle Murdoch, Henry Christopher Yerga- 
son, Mrs. Susan Walker Longworth, Charles Bartlett, Mrs. 
Harriet Fisher Greve, James R. Webster, Mrs. Mary Rhodes 
Ellis, Mrs. Clara Anna Rich Devereux, Edward A. Handy, 
Miss Ellen Huldah Newton, Mrs. Elizabeth Watson Russell 
Lord, and Miss Emma C. B. Jones. 

The organization was perfected at a meeting of the char- 
ter members held April 25, 1898, by the adoption of a con- 
stitution and the election of the following officers : — 

Governor, Herbert Jenney. 

Deputy Governor, Mrs. Frances Deering Jones. 

Secretary, Miss Clara Chipman Newton. 

Treasurer, Henry Christopher Yergason. 

Historian, Charles Davies Jones. 



60 Reports from State Societies. 

Assistants, Mrs. Frances Delphine Rawson, Mrs. 

Evelyn Goss Curtis, Mrs. Nicholas 

Longworth, Mrs. Mary Rhodes Ellis, 

James Reed Webster, Edward A. 

Handy. 

At the First Annual Meeting, held on Monday, November 

21, 1898, the Officers and Assistants elected at the meeting 

for organization were reelected to serve during the ensuing 

year. 

Member Elected. 
December 6, 1898. 

23. Mrs. James Dunn Lehmer, Cincinnati, ninth from 
Edward Fuller. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

The General Board of Assistants, at its meeting March 
22, 1898, granted a charter for a Society of Mayflower 
Descendants in the District of Columbia, to the following 
twenty-two petitioners : William L. Marsh, William W. 
Case, Nathaniel E. Robinson, Hattie L. Alden, Sherburne 
G. Hopkins, Thomas S. Hopkins, William F. Alden, .James 
Bowen Johnson, Henry P. R. Holt, Algernon A. Aspinwall, 
Isabel S. Chamberlin, Mary L. Robinson, Emily E. Robin- 
son, Marcus Benjamin, John L. Ewell, George C. Gorham, 
Frank B. Smith, A. Howard Clark, Harry W. Van Dyke, 
William P. Metcalf, Edwin A. Hill, Ellen H. Smith. 

The Society was duly organized at a meeting of the char- 
ter members, April 28, 1898, when a constitution was 
adopted, and these officers were elected : — 

Governor, William Lowrey Marsh. 

Deputy Governor, Marcus Benjamin. 

Captain, William Park Metcalf. 

Elder, Rev. John Lewis Ewell. 

Secretary, Harry Weston Van Dyke. 

Historian, Algernon Aikin Aspinwall. 

Assistants, Miss Isabel Sargent Chamberlin, Miss 

Hattie Lucinda Alden, Frank Birge 
Smith, Thomas Snell Hopkins, James 
Bowen Johnson, Edwin Allston Hill. 

June 2, 1898, Mrs. George Rochford Stetson was chosen 
to fill the vacancy in the Board of Assistants, and October 
11, 1898, George Lyman Fox, M.D., was elected Surgeon. 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 61 

The First Annual Meeting of the Society was held No- 
vember 21, 1898, at the Congregational Church. 

The Secretary's report showed the net membership to be 
thirty-one, ten members having been elected since organi- 
zation, and one deceased. 

The Officers and Assistants before mentioned were re- 
elected to serve during the ensuing year. 

Donation to the Library. 

"The Keim and Allied Families," from Mrs. de B. Ran- 
dolph Keim. 

Members Elected. 
October II, 1898. 

27. George Lyman Fox, Washington, ninth from William 

Bradford. 

28. Joseph Edward Bradford, Woodside, Md., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

29. Mrs. William Dennis Slaughter, Washington, ninth 

from John Alden. 

30. William Humphrey Aspinwall, Sistersville, W. Va., 

eleventh from John Howland. 

November 8, 1898. 

31. Miss Mary Elizabeth Terry, Washington, ninth from 

William Bradford. 

32. James Oscar Pierce, Minneapolis, Minn., ninth from 

John Alden. 

December 13, 1898. 

33. Miss Mary Louisa Peterson, Janesville, Wis., eighth 

from John Alden. 

34. Caleb Rochford Stetson, Washington, tenth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES, 

Notes. 

The Ancestors of the Pilgrims. — The Massachusetts 
Society, through its Committee on Historical Research, is 
making arrangements for a systematic examination of 
English and Dutch records, with a view to obtaining infor- 
mation about the Mayflower passengers and their ancestors. 

It is proposed to employ an expert genealogist, residing in 
England, and thoroughly familiar with the English records, 



62 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

to make exhaustive researches in such locations as are indi- 
cated by our present knowledge of the Pilgrims. 

When this expert is engaged he will be furnished with every 
item of information which could possibly give a clue to the 
ancestry or former home of any one of the Mayflower pas- 
sengers. He will also be given data concerning the passen- 
gers on the Fortune, the Anne, and the Little James, and will 
be instructed to preserve all material relating to them which 
may come to his attention. All persons interested in the 
Pilgrims are requested to assist in this work by sending to 
the Editor every item relating to the ancestry of the May- 
flower passengers. 

The examination of the Dutch records will be conducted 
on the same plan as that outlined for the English records. 

The expense of this research will be great, and the Com- 
mittee asks all Mayflower descendants for subscriptions 
to a fund for carrying on the work. If each member of the 
General Society should contribute five dollars only, the sum 
available would be over $6,000, an amount sufficient to secure 
a thorough examination of a very large amount of unpub- 
lished records. 

The work will begin as soon as the subscriptions received 
will justify the engagement of an expert, and all information 
obtained will be published in The Mayflower Descendant. 

Subscriptions may be sent to the Editor, and will be 
acknowledged in this magazine. 

The Massachusetts Society has appropriated two hundred 
and fifty dollars from its treasury to start the fund. 

Photographs of Family Bible Records. — In a great 
many cases the only record of a marriage, a birth, or a death 
is that contained in an old family Bible or almanac or 
account book. There are numbers of such records scattered 
over the country, and a large proportion of them are in a very 
dilapidated condition and will not last much longer. These 
records should at once be put beyond the possibility of loss 
by further decay or by fire. 

The best method of preserving the facts contained in 
these entries is by photography. A photograph not only 
shows the exact form of the record, but furnishes conclusive 
proof of its reliability, as the style of the handwriting will 
determine whether or not the entry was made by a person 
who was in a position to know the facts. 

In any case where the line of descent of an applicant can 
be proved only by a record in a family Bible, or other old 
document in private hands, the Massachusetts Society 
requires the applicant to file with his pedigree papers a pho- 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 63 

tograph of such record. This not only furnishes the evi- 
dence in the best possible form, but preserves all other 
entries on the same document. 

Every one owning or having access to private records of 
this character is urged to have them photographed without 
delay, and to deposit copies with this Society. All such 
donations will be acknowledged in this magazine, and records 
of especial interest will be published at the earliest oppor- 
tunity. 

The two illustrations in this issue are excellent examples 
of the necessity of preservation by photography. 

A Descendant of Twenty-Two Mayflower Passen- 
gers. — Mr. Frederic Alonzo Turner, Jr., of Boston, has on 
file with the Massachusetts Society eight different pedigree 
papers, showing descent from 22 out of the 49 Mayflower 
passengers from whom descent can at present be proved. 
He also has second lines from seven of these passengers. 
Can his record be equaled or exceeded ? It is as follows : — 

Ninth from Dr. Samuel Fuller. 

Tenth and eleventh from William and Alice Mullins. 

Ninth and tenth from John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden. 

Tenth from Isaac and Mary (Norris) Allerton. 

Ninth from Mary (Allerton) Cushman. 

Tenth (2 lines) from John and Eleanor Billington. 

Ninth (2 lines) from Francis Billington. 

Tenth from William and Mary Brewster. 

Tenth from James Chilton and his wife. 

Ninth from Mary (Chilton) Winslow. 

Ninth from Francis and Sarah Eaton. 

Eighth from Samuel Eaton. 

Tenth from John Tilley. 

Ninth from John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Rowland. 

Queries. 

1. Sirkman — Fuller. In the Plymouth Colony Records 
(Printed), Vol. II., p. 23, is the following entry : " Henry 
Sirkman & Bridgitt Fuller marryed the XXX th Septembr, 
1641." Who were the parents of "Bridgitt," and is any- 
thing more known of this couple ? Did they leave any de- 
scendants ? A. L. F. 

2. Fuller. What was the given name of Edward Fuller's 
wife ? A careful examination of Bradford's " History," 
Mourt's " Relation," Morton's "New England's Memorial," 
Prince's " New England Chronology," and other original 
sources of information fail to reveal any foundation for the 
statement that her name was "Ann." H. W. L. 



64 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

3. Ramsdell. Was Thomas Ramsdell, who lived in Dux- 
bury, Scituate, and Pembroke, a son of Daniel Ramsdell 
(Ramsden) and a grandson of Joseph Ramsden of Plymouth, 
who married, first, Rachel Eaton (Francis 2 ), and second, Mary 
Savery? In 1674, about three months before his death, 
Joseph Ramsden of Lakenham (part of Plymouth) by deed 
of gift transferred all his property to "eldest son" Daniel. 
In 1702 Thomas Ramsdell of Duxbury sold land at Laken- 
ham, and his marriage, 23 March, 1702-3, to Sarah (Alverson 
of Scituate, according to family records) is recorded on both 
Duxbury and Scituate records, showing that the wife must 
have been of Scituate. Thomas died in 1727, and Sarah 
4 August, 1773, in her ninety-first year. 

What was the maiden name of Daniel 2 Ramsden's wife 
Sarah ? When and where were they married ? W. K. 

4. Moses — Brown. Was the Mary Brown who married 
John Moses at Windsor, Conn., 18 May, 1653, the daughter 
of Peter Brown of the Mayflower} E. M. B. 

[Mary Brown, daughter of Peter of the Mayflower, mar- 
ried Ephraim Tinkham of Plymouth, before 27 October, 1647, 
six years earlier than Mary Brown of Windsor was married 
to John Moses. Bradford's " History " shows that Peter 
Brown's daughter Mary was the mother of two children be- 
fore 165 1. — Editor *.] 

5. Soule. What was the maiden name of George Soule's 
wife Mary ? It is frequently stated that she was Mary Bucket 
or Becket, but I can find no positive proof of this. When 
did she die ? Was she the mother of all of the children ? 

f. w. p; 

Book Notes. 

The John Rogers Families of Plymouth and Vicinity. Second and Re- 
vised Edition. By Josiah H. Drummond. Portland, Me., 1898. 8vo, 
paper, pp. 28. Price, fifty cents. For sale by H. W. Bryant, Portland, Me. 
John Rogers of Marshfield, and Some of His Descendants. By Josiah H . 
Drummond. Portland, Me., 1898. 8vo, paper, pp. 194. Price, $1.00. 
For sale by H. W. Bryant, Portland, Me. 

Mayflower Descendants, and especially those with Rogers blood flowing 
in their veins, are greatly indebted to Judge Drummond for identifying the 
various persons by the name of John Rogers who are found on the early 
records of Plymouth and vicinity. As the result of a critical examination 
of these records, ha has conclusively proved that John Rogers of Duxbury 
was the son of Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower, and has thus settled a 
long-disputed question. 

While engaged in this research the author accumulated a large amount 
of data concerning John Rogers of Marshfield and his descendants. This 
material seemed worthy of preservation, and has been published in a very 
attractive form. It will be of great value to the many persons who are 
connected with the Marshfield families. 







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Vol. I. APRIL, 1899. No. 2. 

MARY (CHILTON) WINSLOW'S WILL 
AND INVENTORY. 

Literally Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman. 

The original will of Mary (Chilton) Winslow is still pre- 
served in the files of the Suffolk County Registry of Probate, 
at Boston, together with the bond of the administrators, 
signed by her son John Winslow and son-in-law Richard 
Middlecott. They were recorded in Vol. VI, pages 300 and 
301, of the Probate Records. 

The will was written on one side of a sheet of paper a little 
over eighteen by fourteen inches in size, and, as will be seen 
by the reproduction, is in excellent condition, except in 
some of the creases made by folding. 

As William Tailer, the executor named in the will, came 
into court on the first of May and refused to serve, it is cer- 
tain that Mary (Chilton) Winslow died before May, 1679, anc * 
probably only a short time before. 

The original inventory is missing, and the copy has been 
made from Vol. XII, pp. 314, 315, of the Probate Records. 

The copies of the will and bond were made from the origi- 
nal documents. 

The will follows : 

In the name of God Amen the thirty first day of July in 
the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred seventy and 
Six I Mary Winslow of Boston in New England Widdow being 
weake of Body but of Sound and perfect memory praysed be 
almighty God for the same Knowing the uncertainety of this 
present life and being desirous to settle that outward Estate 

65 



66 Mary Wins low s Will and Inventory. 

the Lord hath Lent me. I doe make this my last Will and 
Testam* in manner and forme following (that is to say) 
First and principally I comend my Soule into the hands of 
Almighty God my Creato r hopeing to receive full pardon and 
remission of all my sins ; and Salvation through the alone 
merrits of Jesus Christ my redeemer : And my body to the 
Earth to be buried in Such Decent manner as to my Execu- 
to r hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient and 
as touching such worldly Estate as the Lord hath Lent me my 
Will and meaneing is the same shall be imployed and 
bestowed as hereafter in and by this my Will is Exprest. 

Imp s I doe hereby revoake renounce and make voide all 
Wills by me formerly made and declaire and apoint this 
my Last Will and Testam* Item I will that all the 
Debts that I Justly owe to any manner of person or persons 
whatsoever shall be well and truely paid or ordained to be 
paid in convenient time after my decease by my Executo 1 " 
hereafter named — Item I give and bequeath unto my Sone 
John Winslow my great Square table Item I give and be- 
queath unto my Daughter Sarah Middlecott my Best gowne 
and Pettecoat and my Silver beare bowle and to each of her 
children a Silver Cup with an handle : Also I give unto my 
grandchild William Paine my Great silver tankard : Item I 
give unto my Daughter Susanna Latham my long Table : Six 
Joyned Stooles and my great Cupboard : a bedstead Bedd and 
furniture there unto belonging that is in the Chamber over 
the roome where I now Lye ; my small silver Tankard : Six 
Silver Spoones, a case of Bottles with all my wearing apparell : 
(except onely what I have hereby bequeathed unto my 
Daughter Meddlecott & my Grandchild Susanna Latham :) 
Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchild Ann Gray that 
trunke of Linning that I have alreddy delivered to her and is 
in her possession and also one Bedstead, Bedd Boulster and 
Pillows that are in the Chamber over the Hall : Also the sume 
of ten pounds in mony to be paid unto her within Six months 
next after my decease: Also my will is that my Executo r 
shall pay foure pounds in mony pr ann for three yeares unto 
M rs Tappin out of the Intrest of my mony now in Goodman 
Cleares hands for and towards the maintenance of the said 



Mary Wins low's Will and Inventory. 67 

Ann Gray according to my agreem* with M rs Tappin : Item 
I give and bequeath unto Mary Winslow Daughter of my sone 
Edward Winslow my largest Silver Cupp with two handles : 
and unto Sarah Daughter of the said Edward my lesser Silver 
cupp with two handles : Also I give unto my Said Sone 
Edwards Children Six Silver Spoones to be divided between 
them : Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Parnell 
Winslow the Sume of five pounds in mony to be improved by 
my Executo r untill he come of age : and then paid unto him 
with the improvem* Item I give & bequeath unto My 
grandchild Chilton Latham the sum of five pounds in mony 
to be improved for him untill he come of Age and then paid 
to him with the improvem t Item my will is that the rest of 
my spoones be divided among my grandchildren according to 
the discression of My Daughter Middlecott : Item I give unto 
my Grandchild Mercy Harris my White Rugg : Item I give 
unto my Grandchild Mary Pollard forty shillings in mony. 
Item I give unto my grandchild Susanna Latham my Petty 
Coate with the silke Lace : Item I give unto Mary Winslow 
Daughter of my Sone Joseph Winslow the Sume of twenty 
pounds in mony to be paid out of the sume my said Sone 
Joseph now owes to be improved by my Executo 1 " for the said 
Mary and paid unto her when She Shall attaine the Age of 
eighteene yeares or day of Marriage which of them shall first 
happen Item I give and bequeath the full remainder of my 
Estate whatsoever it is or wheresoever it may be found unto 
my children Namely John Winslow Edward Winslow Joseph 
Winslow Samuell Winslow : Susanna Latham and Sarah Mid- 
dlecott to be equally divided betweene them Item I doe hereby 
nominate constitute authorize and appoint my trusty friend 
M r William Tailer of Boston afores d merchant the Sole Ex- 
ecuto 1 of this my last Will and testam* : In Witness whereof I 
the said Mary Winslow have hereunto set my hand and Seale 
the daye and yeare first above written 

Memorandum I do hereby also Give and bequeath unto M r 
Thomas Thacher paster of the third Church in Boston the 
Sume of five pounds in mony to be pd convenient time after 
my decease by my Execut r Mary 11 /1 Winslow 

her iVl marke (Seal) 



68 Mary Wins low's Will and Inventory. 

Signed Sealed and Published by the above named Mary 
Winslow as her Last Will & testam* in the presence of us 
after the adding of foure lines as part of her will 

John Hands 
Ffrancis H Hacker 

her marke 
John Hayward scr 
M r W m Tailer nominate Exec r appeared in Court pr° 
May : 1679 an< ^ renounced his Executorship, to this will. 

attests. Js a : Addington Cler. 
Jn° Hayward and John Hands made oath before the 
Honor ble . Simon Bradstreet Esq r Gov r and Edw d . Tyng Esq r 
Assist. 11 th July 1679 tnat tnev did see m rs . Mary Winslow 
Signe and Seale and heard her publish this Instrum* to bee 
her last will and that then Shee was of disposeing minde to 
their best understanding. 

attests. Js a : Addington Cler. 
24 July Ann : 1679. 
present. 
Simon Bradstreet Esq r . Gov. 
Edw. Tyng Esq r . 
Joseph Dudley Esq r . 
Humphry Davie Esq r . 

By the Honor ble . Governo r . and magistrates then met in 
Boston, power of Adm con of all and singular the goods Estate 
and Credits of m 1 ^ Mary Winslow late of Boston Widdow 
dece d intestate is granted unto John Winslow and Richard 
Middlecott Merch ts two of her sons in behalfe of themslves 
and others concerned they giving Security to Administer the 
s d Estate according to law and the declared minde of the 
dece d annext and bringing in an Invent thereof upon 
Oath as attests. Js a : Addington Cler. 

(Bond of Administrators.) 

Know all men by these presents that wee John Winslow 
Richard Middlecott & Elisha Hutchinson all of Boston in 
New-England merchts are holden and stand firmly bound 
and obliged unto Edward Tyng Esq r Treasuror for the 
County of Suffolke in the Sume of ffour hundred pounds To 



Mary Wins low s Will and Inventory. 69 

bee paid unto the s d Treasuror his Successo rs in s d Office or 
Assignes in currant money of New-England To the true 
payment whereof wee do binde our Selves our heires Exec rs 
Adm rs and every of them jointly and severally firmly by 
these presents. Sealed with our Seales Dated in Boston 
this 26 July. 1679. 

The Condition of this present Obligation is such that if 
the above bound John Winslow and Richard Middlecott do 
well and truly Administer all and singular the Estate of their 
late mother m rs Mary Winslow Widdow dece d intestate ac- 
cording to Law and the declared minde of the dece d and 
shalbee accountable and responsable for the same unto the 
County Court for Suffolke when called thereunto then this 
Obligation to bee void and of no Effect or else to remain in 
full force and Virtue. 

Signed Sealed & Deliv d . John Winslow 

in presence of Richard Middlecott 

Js a : Addington Cler. Elisha Hutchinson 

(Inventory.) 

Wee whose names are here underwritten, being 
desired by m r John Winslow and m r Richard Middle- 
cott, do apprize the Estate of m rs Mary Winslow of 
Boston. dece d as followeth. July. 29 th . 1679 

£ s d 
To .1. Silver beer Boule. i£. Two Silver Cups 

a£ -io 7 10 — 

To .1. small Silver Tankard at ^£ .10. twelve 

Silver Spoons .6£ 
To .1. silver caudle Cup with two eares 
To .1. small silver Cup at .10 s . one case w th 9 

bottles 12 s . 
To .1. silke gowne and petticoate at 
To .1. gowne .6. petticoates .1 : pair, body's .1. 

mantle .1. pair Stockins 3 15 — 

To .1. Bed and boulster with fflocks and ffeath- 

ers 1 10 — 



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JO Mary Wins low s Will and Inventory. 

To .1. close bedsteed .2. coverlits & .2. old 
blankets .1. old Rugg .1. boulster .3. pillows 

& .1. p r . curtains & vallents 4 

To .2. Leather Chaires at 10 s . one ffeather Bed 

at 4£ .5 4 15 — 
To :n. old Sheets, at .35 s . one diaper Table 

Cloth .10 s 25 — 

To .3. old ffustian .wastcoats at — 76 

To .22. old Napkins .7 s . Six Towels ,2 s . — 9 — 

To .11. pillowbeers — 11 — 

To .6. Shifts at 1 18 6 
To .6. white Aprons .18 s . Seven . neck handker- 

cheifs 10/6 1 8 6 
To .17. Linnen .Caps 8 S .6. ffourteen . headbands. 

6 s . — 14 6 

To .3. Pocket handkercheifs .i8 d . one Trunke .8 s . — 9 6 

To .1. old Chest 4 s . one round Table .10 s . — 14 — 

To .1. small cupboard 4 s . one small . Trunke .i8 d — 5 6 
To .1 : p r . of small Andirons .4/6. one old warm- 

ingpan 3/6 — 8 — 
To .2. small brass kettles .15 s . one small Iron 

pot & hookes .6/6 1 1 6 
To .1. gridiron .I2 d . one great wicker chair .j/6 — 8 6 
To .1. Close Stoole and a pan — 6 6 
To .1. great elbow chaire . 2/6. one brass candle- 
stick .I5 d . — 39 
To .1. voyder .i8 d . one Iron, fender. I2 d — 36 
To .1. old bedsteed — 3 — 
To .3. great pewter dishes and .20. small peices 

of pewt r 2 16 — 

In debts by bills standing out 69 

To one halfe of the house which was formerly 

m r Joseph Winslows 67 

To .1. Spit. 2/6. one p r brass Scales .4/6 — 7 — 

£ 200 : 09 : 09. 

At m r John Winslows House 

To .1. Long table and .6. joint Stooles. at 16 — 

To .1 : p r . small brass Andirons — 16 — 



The Brewster Book. 7 1 

To .1. old cupboard .7 s . one pothanger Iron Skil- 
let and one .p a . of Andirons .9 s . — 16 — 
To .9. Leather Chairs .36 s . one Bedsteed .6 s 22 — 
To .1. standing cupboard .20 s . one great Chest 

.10 s . 1 10 — 

To .1. small table .8 s . two small bedsteeds ,2 s . — 10 — 

To .3. chaires without Leathers .6 s . one p r . ffire 

Irons. 3/6. — 96 

To .1. Scotch, blanket .5 s . one p r . old striped 

stuffe curtains — 6 — 

To .1. woosted Rugg .18 s . one small ffeather pil- 
low .3 s . 1 1 — 
To .12. p s . of pewter and .6. plates 2 15 — 
To .1. old Trunke — 56 

^212: 11:9 
Witness o r hands 
John Conney. Jarvis Ballard. 
m r j n o Winslow and m r Rich d Middlecott admitted 
Adm rs . made oath in Court .2°. Aug*. 1679. t0 tne truth of 
this Inventory and w n . more doth, appeare to discover it. 

Js a . Addington Cler. 



THE BREWSTER BOOK. 

( Continued from page 8.) 

(p. 209, upside down) 
Daniell Wetherell Maried 
To Grace Brewster Agustt 
the 4 th : 1.6.5.9 

Elisabeth Brewster Maried 
To Peeter Brawly the 
7 th of Septem r 1653 

Elisabeth Brawly Borne March 
the 16 th — 1654 

Hanah Brawly borne y e 17 th of 
Septem 1 " in New london 1656 



72 The Brewster Book. 

Peeter Brawly was Borne at 
New london y e 7 th of Septem r 
1658 

The five preceding entries are in the handwriting of Daniel Wetherell. 
The next two are in that of Benjamin 3 Brewster (Jonathan 2 William 1 ). 

Lucretia the Daftre 

of peter Bradle Borne at 

New London August the 16 . 1661 

peter Bradle the husbund of 
Elisabeth deyed Aprell : 3 . 1662 

(p. 208, upside down) 
Johnnathan Brewster Deyed 
in the yere of our Lord : 1659 
In August the 7 th daye 

Beniamen Brewster Mareed t(worn) 

Ann Darte the last Daye of 

Febeare : (Benjamin first wrote 1659, then drew his pen through it and 

wrote 1660. Later both dates were crossed out and 1669 added in another 

hand, with a different ink. The birth of the first child, Mary, shows that 

the date of this marriage was 28 February, 1659-60.) 

Mar re the dofter of BQm3.m(woru) 
Brewster borne the : 10 th : day 
Desember 1660 

Ann the Dafter of Beniamen 
Brewster Borne at mohegin the 
29 th of September 1662 

Johnnathan the sonn of 
Benjamen Brewster borne 
at mohegin November 
the Last 1664 

Dannell the Son of Benjamem 
Brewster borne at mohegin th(wom) 
first of march 1667 

Lock in another plase 

The preceding entries on page 208 were written by Benjamin 3 Brewster. 
On the inside margin of this page is the following entry in a different 



The Brewster Book. 73 

hand, but'most of the words have been scratched through with the pen : 
Ann Brewster: departed this life may the : 9: 1708 the wife of Benjamin 
Brewster. 

(p. 206) 

Ann Brewster the wif of Beniamen Brewster 

Departed this Lif may thet 9 : 1708 

The preceding entry is on the inside margin of the page, and is in the 
handwriting of Benjamin 3 Brewster. 

(p. 201, upside down.) 

Ruth Pickett widow y e daughter of Jonathan Brester 

married to Charles Hill of Barley in Darbyshire 

the second day of July 1668 : 

Jane the Daughter of Charles & Ruth Hill 

borne in New London the 9 th day of December 1669. 

Charles the sonne of Charles & Ruth 

Hill was borne in New London the 

16 day of October 167 1 about fower 

of y e Clock in y e morninge. 

The handwriting of the three preceding entries is not identified. The 
following is probably that of Benjamin 3 Brewster, brother of Ruth 
(Brewster) (Pickett) Hill. 

Ruth the wife of Charles 

Hill deyed the first of may 

1677. 

(p. 200, upside down.) 

Elisabeth Bradly Maried unto 

Tho s : Dymond The : Twenteth Second Day 

of September : 1670 

(p. 197, upside down.) 

Jonathan Brewster son of 

Benjamine Brewster & Anne his 

Departed this Life November 

the 20 th : 1704 : Aged : 40 : yeares 

and : 20 Days. 

The two preceding entries are not identified. 

The following entry was made by Nathan Freeman. 
Preston June y e 14 th Day 1756 
then Daniel Brewste Departed 



74 The Brewster Book. 

this Life and In the 69 year 
of his Age 

(p. 196, upside down) 

Willam Brewster thee sonn of 
Benjamen Brewster borne at 
mohegin the : 22 th : of march 1669 

Ruth the Dafter of Benjamen Bre(worn) 
and Ann his weyfe Borne at 
mohegin September : 16 : : 1671 

Benjamen the sonn of Benjamen Bre(wom) 
and Ann his weyfe borne at mohegin 
November the : 25 th : 1673 : 

Elisabeth the Dafter of B(worn) 
Brewster and Ann his wii(worn) 
at mohegin June the 23 : i6y(worn) 

The four preceding entries were made, at different times, by Benjamin 8 
Brewster. 

(p. 193, upside down.) 

Daniell Weherell Borne at 
Maidstone in Kentt November 
the 29 th : 1630 

Daniell Wetherell son of William 
Wetherell Maried with Grace 
Brewster Daughter to Johnathan 
Brewster Agustt y e 4 th 1659 

Hannah the Daughter of 
Daniel Wetherell & Grace his 
wife was borne March y e 21 

Mary the Daughter of Daniell 
Wetherell and Grace his wife 
was borne the 7 of octob r 1668 

Daniell the son of Daniell 
Wetherell and Grace his 



The Brewster Book. 75 

wife was borne January 
the 26 : 1670 

About one and a half inches has been torn off from the bottom of page 
193. There is nothing to indicate that there had been an entry on the 
missing part. 

(p. 192, upside down.) 

Marye Wetherell the Daughter (worn) 

Daniell Wetherell and Grace his 

wife borne 1662 Lived but 

2 month and Dyed 

4 sons sucsesiv(z£w#) 
borne and Dyed nameles 
Imediatly after their Birth 

All entries on page 193 and the first two on page 192 are in the hand- 
writing of Daniel 2 Wetherell. 

Grase wetherell Deyed 
Aprell the : 22 : 1684 

This entry was made by Benjamin 3 Brewster, brother of Grace. 

(p. 189, upside down.) 

Samwell fitch sonn to Jemes fitch 

Se r . marreed to mare Brewster Dafter 

to Benjamen Brewster : 28 th : day November 

In the yere of our Lord 1678 

mare the defter of Samwell fitch 
and of mare his wife Borne at 
mohegin march the 10 th : i6J$ 

Samwell fitch son of Samwell 
fitch and mare his wife Borne 
at mohegin the fift of October 
In the yere of our Lord 1681 : 

Hezeciah the son of Samwell 
fitch and of mare his 
wife Borne at mohegin 
Jeneuare the : 7 : 1682 

Eelesebeth the dafter of 
Samwell fitch and mare 



J6 The Brewster Book. 

his wife borne feberare 
the : 15 : 1684 

The five preceding entries were made by Benjamin 3 Brewster. The 
following entry, and the first one on page 188, are in a different hand, not 
identified. 

Abigell the dafter of Samuel 
ffitch and Meary his wif 
born feberae the 1 
1686 

(p. 188, upside down) 

Samuell ffitch the son of 
Samuell ffitch and mare his 
wife borne november 28 
1688 

Benjamen the son of Samwell fitch and 
mare his wife borne at mohegin 
march the 29 : 1691 

The preceding entry is in the handwriting of Benjamin 3 Brewster. 
The next entry is in a different hand, not identified. 

John ffitch the Son of Samuell ffitch & 
Mary his wife was Borne the 17 th day of 
May 1693 att mohegan 

Jabus fitch the son of Sa.m(worn) 
fitch and mare his wife wa.(worn) 
born in the yere 1695 ]u(worn) 
the 3 day 

peltiel fitch the son of 
Samwell fitch and of (worn) 
his wife was borne in (worn) 
yere 1698 feberare th(worn) 
18 day 

The two preceding entries were made by Benjamin 3 Brewster ; the two 
following by Jabez Fitch, Jr., son of Jabez and Anna. 

The above Jabez Fitch Died March 28 th 
1779 in y e 84 th year of his Age. 



The Mayflower Compact. 77 

His wife Anna Died Aug*: 25 th 1778 in y e 81 st year 
of her Age 

(p. 187, upside down) 

John Christopher the Sonn 
of Christopher Christophers & 
Elizabeth his wife was 
Borne at New London Septem r 
3 d : 1668 

The preceding entry is in an unknown hand ; the following is probably 
by Benjamin 3 Brewster. 

Christopher Christopher deyed 
the : 23 th : of July : 1687 

(p. 186, upside down.) 

Peter : Bradly y e Sonn of 
peter Bradly marrid to Mary 
Christophers dafter to Chvisto(worn) 
Christophers y e : 9 : day of 
May in y e year of our Lord 
1678 

The preceding entry is in an unknown hand ; the following was made 
by Benjamin 3 Brewster. 

peter Bradly Deyed the : 25 of 
August 1687 



THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT. 

The Compact was drawn up and signed on board the May- 
flower, 21 November, 1620 (11 November, old style). 

The following copy, with the introduction, is taken literally 
from Bradford's "History," which does not give the names 
of those who signed the original document. 

The earliest known list of the signers is that contained in 
Nathaniel Morton's " New England's Memorial," published 
in 1669. In the first edition of that book the names are ar- 



78 The Mayflower Compact. 

ranged in the order here given, three columns of seven names 
each at the bottom of the page, and the others in three col- 
umns at the top of the next page. The line dividing the 
columns in the list appended indicates the bottom of the page 
in the " Memorial." 



The remainder of An : 1620 



I shall a litle returne backe, and begine with a combination 
made by them before they came ashore ; being y e first founda- 
tion of their govermente in this place. Occasioned partly 
by y e discontented, and mutinous speeches that some of the 
strangers amongst them, had let fall from them in y e ship ; 
That when they came ashore they would use their owne lib- 
ertie ; for none had power to comand them, the patente 
they had being for Virginia, and not for Newengland, which 
belonged to another goverment with which y e Virginia Com- 
pany had nothing to doe. And partly that shuch an Acte by 
them done (this their condition considered) might be as firme 
as any patent ; and in some respects more sure. 

The forme was as followeth : — 

In y e name of God Amen. We whose names are under- 
writer the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne lord King 
James, by y e grace of God, of great Britaine, Franc, & Ire- 
land king, defender of y e faith, &c. 

Haveing undertaken, for y e glorie of God, and advance- 
mente of y e christian faith and honour of our king & countrie, 
a voyage to plant y e first colonie in y e Northerne parts of 
Virginia. Doe by these presents solemnly & mutualy in y e 
presence of God, and one of another ; covenant, & combine 
our selves togeather into a civill body politick; for our better 
ordering, & preservation & furtherance of y e ends aforesaid ; 
and by vertue hearof to enacte, constitute, and frame shuch 
just & equall lawes, ordinances, Acts, constitutions, & offices, 
from time to time, as shall be thought -most meete & con- 
venient for y e generall good of y e Colonie : unto which we 
promise all due submission and obedience. In witnes wherof 
we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cap-Codd y e .11. 
of November, in y e year of y e raigne of our soveraigne lord 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



79 



king James of England, France, & Ireland y e eighteenth, and 
of Scotland y e fiftie fourth. An : Dom. 1620. 



John Carver* 
William Bradford 
Edward Winslow 
William Brewster 
Isaac Allerton 
Myles Standish 
John Alden 



Samuel Fuller 
Christopher Martin* 
William Mullins* 
William White* 
Richard Warren 
John Howland 
Stephen Hopkins 



Edward Tilley* 
John Tilley* 
Francis Cooke 
Thomas Rogers* 
Thomas Tinker* 
John Ridgdale* 
Edward Fuller* 



John Turner* 
Francis Eaton 
James Chilton* 
John Crackston* 
John Billington 
Moses Fletcher* 
John Goodman* 



Degory Priest* 
Thomas Williams* 
Gilbert Winslow 
Edmund Margeson* 
Peter Brown 
Richard Britteridge* 
George Soule 



Richard Clarke* 
Richard Gardiner 
John Allerton* 
Thomas English* 
Edward Doty 
Edward Leister 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

{Continued from page 34.) 

[7] 1633 WYNSLOW GOV R . 

An Inventory taken the 10 th of Octobr 1633 of the 
goods & Chattels of Peter Browne of new Plymouth 
deceased as they were prised by Capt Myles Stan- 
dish & m r Will Brewster of the same & presented 
upon oath in Court held the 28 th of Oct. in the 
ninth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord 
Charles &c. 
Inpr Corne 130 bushels 32 16 00 

it Six melch goats prised at 18 00 00 

it ffive young lambs 07 10 00 

it 2 wether lambs & a Ram 02 00 00 

it 4 Barrow hoggs at 9 1 5 00 

it 3 sowes at 2 10 00 

it 4 barrow Shotes 4 00 00 

it 2 young sowes & a Bore 3 00 00 



* Died the first year. 



So Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

it i heyfer at 

it i fowling peece 

it I morter & pestle 

3 wedges at 
it i felling axe 
it i other felling axe 
it i handsaw 
it 2 awgers & I chisell 
it i how at 

it i sute of Cloathes & i Cloake 
it i flock bed in a fetherbed tick 
it I bolster ticke 
it i Coverlet & a blew blancket 
it i old blancket & one old pillow 
it 2 pr of sheets at 18 
it I Iron pott 
it l pr of pott hangers 
it i Iron kettle at 
it i pr of Cob Irons at 
it 2 Reape hookes at 
it i Twart Saw 
it 5 peecs of pewter at 
it 2 brasse Candlesticks at 
it i quart pott of latten 
it i latten pan & a dripping pan 
it i brasse skellet 
it 2 old brasse kettles at 
it I chamber pott 
it I pewter cupp 
it 3 old chestes at 
it i boxe at 
it i Cradle 

it an hogshead, a barrell & an harness bar 
it i brush 
it I Butt 
it i bedsteed 

it i pillowbeer of blew stuffe 
it 2 pr of Irish Stockins 

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01 


04 


oo 


03 


00 



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81 



2 pr of shoes oo 08 00 

1 Coate 00 08 00 

12 oz of shott 00 02 00 

1 Iron pot & pot hangers & pot hookes 00 10 00 

2 brasse kettles at 00 04 00 
1 ffrying panne at 00 02 05 
1 Gredyron & a trevet 00 02 00 
1 Brush 00 14 00 
1 ffetherbed & bolster & 3 pillowes 02 00 00 
1 Chest 00 04 00 
1 box 00 00 08 
1 Smoothing yron 00 01 00 
1 Spade 00 02 00 
1 Axe 00 01 06 
1 howe 00 01 00 

[8] it 1 Bible 00 03 00 

4 pr of pillowbeers 00 16 00 

1 pillow 00 02 00 

6 table napkins 00 02 00 

owing him by Joh. Jenny 01 00 00 

pr Jonath. Brewster 1 bushel of Corne 00 05 00 

pr goodman Rowly 1 bush. Corne 00 05 00 

pr goodm Rowly more 00 03 00 

pr Edw: Bangs 00 03 00 
pr H. Howland 9 oz of shott 
pr Expr Michaell 1 oz of powder 

Peter Brown debtor to John Browne 
eleaven bushels of Corne & a peck. 

t more to Joh. Browne 00 01 00 

t more to Joh Browne 00 08 00 

t to Will Palmer 00 14 04 

t more to Joh. Browne 00 02 08 

t to m r Gilson 2/8 in beaver at 6/8 00 26 00 
t to one at Massachusets 24 bushels of Corne 06 00 00 

t to m r Heeks 5 bushels of Corne 01 05 00 

t to m r Weston a bush. & 1/2 of Corn 00 07 06 

t to Tho. Clark 1 bush of Corn & 6d 00 05 06 

t to Josiah Wynslow 1/2 bush Corn 00 02 06 



82 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

it to m r ffog oo oo 06 

it Joh Dunham 00 04 00 

it to ffr. Sprague 5 pecks of Corne 00 06 03 

it to Joh Cooke 2 pecks of Corne 00 02 06 

it to m r Collier for 1/2 bushell of pease ■ 

it to m rs ffuller for 1 peck malt & purgac 

it to the Surgion for letting her man bloud 

it to Kanelm Wynslow for a Coffin 00 12 00 

Peter Brown aforesaid dying w th out will : See how his estate 
was disposed on by a Court off assistants held the 1 I th of 
November An. 1633. 

P — 37 — Court ord rs (this line is in a different hand) 

Plym. WYNSLOW GOV R . 

1633. 

A true Inventory of the goods & Chattels of 

Martha Harding deceased as they were prised by 
James Hurst ffr Cooke & John Done & presented 

upon Oath at a Court held the 28 th of Octobr. An. 
9 Reg Dom nri Carol &c. wherein Joh. Done allowed 
to enter upon thestate & make it good to her Cred- 
itors so far as it would extend. 

Inpr 2 Gownes 02 10 00 

It 1 Coate & Apron 01 08 00 

It A pcell of smale linnen 02 08 00 

It A glasse 00 01 00 

It 2 pr of sheets 00 16 00 

It 3 aprons 00 04 00 

It 2 pillowbeers 00 03 00 

It 9 napkins & a tablecloath 00 05 00 

It 5 towels 00 02 00 

It A chest 00 06 00 

It A kettle & a skellet 01 01 00 

It A fire shovell & tongues 00 01 06 

It A Cloake 00 05 00 

It Pewter 00 09 00 

It 3 Quaiffes 00 05 00 

It. 1 pann 00 01 06 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 83 

It A peece 00 12 00 

It Joyners tooles w th other things 00 13 00 

It A little kettle & an old pan & a pot 00 06 06 

It Come 01 05 00 

It A serv ts time sold 06 00 00 

It A sow 02 10 00 

{This line is in a different hand) summe 20 18 06 

[9] J 633 Martha Harding 

Martha Harding debitor 

To m r Done wherein he hath cleered & dis- 
bursed for her the sum of 09 09 01 
It owing to divers prsons in driblets or smale 

peels 04 00 00 

It more to her husbands brs in Engl, to one 
eight pownds to another g£ to another $£ 
— Suma 20 00 00 

This Martha Harding dyed w th out will leeving one 
son in the custody of m r Joh Done the Adminis- 
trator of the said Martha in whose behalfe the said 
Joh. Done allowed to administer as pr order in 
Court Oct 28 before expressed 
Vide — another old Book — P. 33 (this line is in another 
hand) 

1633 Plym. WYNSLOW GOV R 

An Inventory of the goods of Rich Lanckford dea- 

ceased who dyed the 14 th of Septembr as it was 

taken by Josuah Pratt & Edw : ffoster & presented 

upon Oath in Court the 28 th of Octobr An Reg 
Dom. nri Carol 9 &c. 
Inpr. one sute of stuffe being dublet Cloake & 

Briches 00 07 00' 

It 1 smale box of trifles being 42 in number 00 06 00 
It Two black dublets 1 black Cloake & 1 black 

pr of brieches 00 09 00 

It one Satten sute being dublet & hose 01 10 00 

It one dublet of mixed stuffe 00 10 00 

It 1 pr of old cloath brieches 00 00 04 



8 4 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



It i lining of a dublet of red vvollen 


00 00 06 


It i white say waste & a rent pr of drawers of 




the same 


00 01 00 


It i Canvase sute 


00 03 00 


It I pr of lether linings 


00 00 06 


It i old wollen wastcoat 


00 00 08 


It i Cloath Coate 


00 05 00 


It i old white hat i munmoth Cap 


00 01 10 


It i pr boot legs & i pr of old boots 


00 00 10 


It i pr of mittens & I pr of spurs 


00 01 00 


It i mattrise bed 


00 02 06 


It 2 bolsters & 2 blanckets 


00 03 10 


It 1 Rug being in 4 peecs 


00 06 00 


It 3 sheets & 1 halfe sheet 


00 13 00 


It 3 sheets 1 towell & 2 napkins 


00 03 06 


It 7 pr of stockins 


00 03 08 


It 6 ells of new canvase 


00 10 00 


It 3 quarters of a pownd of beaver 


00 07 06 


It 1 Rapier 


00 05 00 


It 1 Axe 


00 01 10 


[10] It 1 Bill 


00 00 06 


It 1 Billhooke 


00 00 03 


It 2 howes & 1 sickle 


00 01 00 


It 1 melting ladle 3 powder homes 


00 01 10 


It 1 ffowling peece 


01 00 00 


It A little birding peece 


00 10 00 


It A Carbine 


01 06 00 


It 2 girdles 1 pr of hangers 


00 01 00 


It 1 bag of smale nayles cont between 7 & 800 


00 02 00 


It one bunch of thongs for shoes 


00 00 03 


It 1 lether bag full of patches 


00 00 06 


It 1 hand shave 1 hand saw 


01 04 00 


It 1 Awger 


00 00 06 


It 1 pr of Taylers sheeres 


00 00 06 


It 1 prcer stock & a pod in it 


OO 01 00 


It 1 brasen lamp & a frying pan 


00 03 06 


It 1 pr of pothooks 


00 01 00 


It 1 fire slice 1 baking plate of Iron 


00 02 06 


It 1 pewter platter 1 pewter bottle 


00 03 04 



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85 



It 1 old brasen skellet of som six pints 00 00 06 

It 1 harnice barrell w th a rownd lock to it 00 01 04 

It 1 firkin & 1 halfe firkin 00 01 04 

It 1 oyle Jarre of a quart 00 00 04 

It 1 old sack & 2 baggs 00 01 00 

2 ffishing lines 00 04 00 

It an old wastcoate 00 00 02 

It 1 black hatt 00 01 00 

It 1 pr of skie coloured garters 00 00 06 

It 20 smale books & 2 singing ps. books 00 07 06 

It 4 single bands 00 02 06 

It 2 Ruffe bands 00 02 00 

It A box w th thried & points in it 00 01 00 

It Another box w th ginger cloves & buttens 00 00 07 

It An Embroydered girdle 00 00 00 

It 1 silke garter 00 01 00 

A case w th smale Cisers & bodkin & penknife 00 00 06 

A case to put bullets in 00 00 06 

A cap w th silver lace on it 00 00 10 

It 2 pr of lether gloves 00 00 06 

It A little bag w th peppr & ginger 00 00 06 

It A smale box w th yellow nayles 00 00 06 

It 14 boot hose tops 3 old boot hose 00 01 00 

It 9 old handcherchers 00 01 06 

It 1 little here brush 00 00 04 

It 3 nightcaps 00 01 04 

It 1 pcell of points & thried 00 00 06 

It 1 old trunck 00 02 00 

It Aynsworth on Exodus 00 01 06 

It Bifields works 00 01 06 

It 1 pr of shoes 00 01 06 

It 3 Iron wedges 00 03 OO 

It 3 shillings in one of the boxes 00 03 00 
It halfe a boate & halfe a canoe 

It The Corn in the field 02 06 03 



Rich. Lanckford dying w th out will Edw Wynslow 
allowed his Administrator & to pay whoever debts 
are owing by the sd Rich in new Engl. 



86 Pilgrim Anniversaries. 

[u] 1633 The debts of Rich Lanckford w ch are knowne at 
prnt. 



To Job Cole 


00 03 09 


To m rs ffuller for phisick 


00 06 08 


To the widow Adams 


02 06 00 


To Edw ffoster 


02 18 03 


To Rich Sparrow 


00 11 06 


To m r Gilson 


00 1 06 


To ffr Weston for divers charges & paines in 




sicknes & about his death 


03 15 06 


To the Church at Plymouth 


00 14 00 


To Josias 


00 02 03 


To m r Isaack Allerton 




To Rich Church for a Coffen 


00 12 00 



PILGRIM ANNIVERSARIES. 

As the Pilgrims used " old style " in writing their dates, 
it is necessary to change them to "new style" in order to 
determine the anniversary of any event. 

The following table gives the proper dates on which to 
celebrate the principal events which occurred before the end 
of the year 162 1 : — 

August 15. Sailed from Southampton, England. 1620 

September 16. Sailed from Plymouth, England. 1620 

November 16. William Butten died at sea. 1620 

November 19. First sighted Cape Cod. 1620 

November 21. Signed "The Compact." 

Anchored in Cape Cod Harbor and 

went ashore. 1620 

November 23. Took the shallop ashore for repairs. 1620 
November 25. First exploring party set out by land. 1620 
November 26. Discovered Truro Springs, Pamet 

River, Cornhill. 1620 

December 7. Second exploring party set out with 

the shallop. 1620 

December 10. Found the wigwams, graves, etc. 1620 

December 14. Edward Thomson died. The first 

death after reaching Cape Cod. 1620 



Pilgrim Anniversaries. 



87 



December 16. Third exploring party set out with 
the shallop. 
Jasper More died. 1620 

December 17. Dorothy (May) Bradford died. 1620 

December 18. James Chilton died. 

First encounter with the Indians. 

Reached Clark's Island at night. 1620 

December 20. Third exploring party spent the Sab- 
bath on Clark's Island. 1620 

December 21. Forefathers' Day. Third exploring 
party landed on Plymouth Rock, 
and explored the coast. 1620 

December 25. The Mayflower set sail from Cape 
Cod for Plymouth, but was driven 
back by a change in the wind. 1620 

December 26. The Mayflower arrived at Plymouth 

Harbor. 1620 

December 27. First Sabbath passed by the whole 

company in Plymouth Harbor. 1620 

December 28. A party landed and explored by land. 1620 

December 29. One party explored by land, and an- 
other in the shallop. Discovered 
Jones River. 1620 

December 30. Decided to settle near what is now 

Burial Hill. 1620 

December 31. Richard Britteridge died. The first 

death after reaching Plymouth. 1 620 

January 2. Began to gather materials for building. 1621 

January 3. Solomon Prower died. 162 1 

January 7. Divided the company into nineteen 

families and laid out lots. 1621 

January 11. Degory Priest died. 1621 

January 14. Myles Standish with a party discov- 
ered wigwams, but saw no Indians. 1621 

January 18. Christopher Martin died. 162 1 

January 22. Peter Brown and John Goodman lost 

themselves in the woods. 162 1 

January 24. The thatch on the commonhouse 

burned. 162 1 



88 



Pilgrim Anniversaries. 



January 29. Began to build their storehouse. 1621 

January 31. Kept their meeting on land. 162 1 

February 8. Rose Standish died. 162 1 

February 19. The house for the sick people caught fire. 162 1 
February 26. Indians carried off tools left in the 
woods by Myles Standish and Fran- 
cis Cooke. 162 1 
February 27. Had a meeting to establish military 
orders, and chose Myles Standish 
Captain. 1621 
March 3. Got the great guns mounted on the 
hill. William White, William Mul- 
lins, and two others died. 1621 
March 7. Mary (Norris) Allerton died. 162 1 
March 17. Sowed some garden seeds. 162 1 
March 26. Had another meeting about military 
orders, but were interrupted by the 
coming of Samoset. 162 1 
March 28. Samoset came again, with five others. 1621 
March 31. Another meeting about laws and or- 
ders, interrupted by coming of In- 
dians. The carpenter fitted the shal- 
lop " to fetch all from aboord." 162 1 
April 1. Another meeting for public business, 
interrupted by the coming of Samo- 
set and Squanto to announce Massa- 
soit, with whom a treaty was made. 1621 
April 2. The laws and orders concluded. 

John Carver chosen Governor for the 

ensuing year. 1621 

April 3. Elizabeth (Barker) Winslow, wife of Ed- 

ward Winslow, died. 1621 

April 12. Governor Carver certified a copy of the 

will of William Mullins, which was 
carried back to England on the May- 
flower. 1 62 1 
May 22. Edward Winslow and Susanna (Fuller) 
White married. The first marriage 
in the colony. 1621 








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The John Taylor Bible. 



8 9 



July 12. Stephen Hopkins and Edward Wins- 

low set out to visit Massasoit. 

July 13. They reached Sowams, and were wel- 

comed by Massasoit. 

August 24. Captain Standish set out for Na- 

masket, with a party of armed men, 
to revenge the supposed death of 
Squanto. 

September 28. Captain Standish set out with nine 
men, and Squanto and three other 
Indians, to visit the Massachusetts. 

September 30. Landed at Squantum, in Quincy. 

November 20. The Fortune arrived. 

December 23. The Fortune set sail on her return to 
England. 



1621 



1621 



162 1 



1621 
1621 
1621 

1621 



THE JOHN TAYLOR BIBLE. 

Communicated by Willard Atherton Nichols, of Redlands, Cal. 

This Bible is owned by John Taylor Gilman Nichols, 
M.D., of Cambridge, Mass. (seventh in descent from the 
John Taylor who owned the book in 1679), anc * is in the care 
of his brother, Willard Atherton Nichols. It was found in 
Cambridge in 1889, stored in the garret of the house 
formerly occupied by the owner's grandfather, Rev. Dr. 
Ichabod Nichols. 

The owner's grandmother, Rev. Dr. Nichols' first wife, 
was Dorothea Folsom Gilman, whose father, Gov. John 
Taylor Gilman, of Exeter, N. H., was a grandson of the 
third John Taylor, "Borne 30 th day of August 1704." 

Ann Winslow, wife of the second John Taylor, was a 
daughter of Capt. Edward Winslow, and granddaughter of 
Mary (Chilton) Winslow. 

The writer was elected a member of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, in right of his descent 
from James Chilton, and this Bible was an important link in 
the chain of evidence required to prove the line. 

All of the pages as far as the first book of Kings have 



90 The John Taylor Bible. 

been lost, but careful comparison with descriptions of early- 
editions of the Bible lead to the conclusion that this is a 
"Geneva Bible." It is a small quarto. The binding is full 
calf, in fair condition, and as indicated by the clipping of 
the pages, noticeable in the entry at the top of the family 
record, it has been rebound at some date subsequent to the 
first entry. It contains the Prayer Book and Metrical 
Psalms, but not the Apocrypha. 

The entries shown in the halftone are found on a blank 
leaf between the Old and New Testaments, and are as 
follows : — 

John Taylor son to John & Rebeckah Taylor was Borne 
the :2i: Day of November one Satturday betwene Nine and 
Tenn of the Clock in the morning in the yeare one thousand 
Six Hundred Seventy foure. 1674 

William Taylor son to or of John & Rebeckah Taylor was 
borne the twenty first of May in the yeare one thousand Six 
Hundred Seventy & Six: 1676 

Ann Winslow was Borne the seventh day of August in 
the year 1678 

Jn° Taylor, was Married to Ann Winslow the 5 fifth day 
of November in the yeare 1702 

John Taylor y e son of Jn°, & Ann Taylor was Borne 30 th 
day of August 1704 and on y e 4 th day of y e weeke 

At the bottom of a fragment of the last page, and in the same hand- 
writing as the first two entries, appears the following entry : — 

John Taylor His Book 1679 

On the back of the last page of Revelation is inscribed the following 
record : — 

my Grandfathear Tayntar Desesed this Life In thee 20 day 
of Feberuary In the yer of our lord — 1689 

The preceding entry was probably written by John Taylor, born 1674 
(son of John and Rebecca Taylor). It refers to Joseph Taintor, of 
Watertown, who had a daughter Rebecca, born 18 August, 1647, aQ d 
whose will, made just before his death, mentions his son-in-law John 
Taylor. 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 91 

PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS- 

Literally transcribed from the Original Records at Plymouth, Mass., 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

The first volume of the records of deeds was published in 
1861, by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as Volume 
XII of the " Records of the Colony of New Plymouth," 
but the remaining volumes have never been printed. 

On the flyleaf of Volume II of the original records ap- 
pears the following inscription : — 

"This volume of Deeds was originally bound up with 
wills and inventories in two different volumes. It was sepa- 
rated from the wills &c. and indexed, interleaved and bound 
anew at the expense of the Government of Massachusetts 
and under the direction of the Rev d James Freeman, D.D., 
Samuel Davis and Benjamin R. Nichols, Esq s , their Com- 
mittee, A.D. 18 18. 

It consists of two parts, and has separate indexes at the 
beginning of each." 

The original numbering of the pages is indicated by 
numerals enclosed in brackets, and inserted before the first 
word of each page. 

(Volume II.) 

[1] 165 1 BRADFORD GOV K 

To all Christian people to whom this p r sent writing shall 
com Samuell ffuller of Scittuate in the goverment of New 
Plymouth in New England in america sendeth greeting ; 

Know yea that I the said Samuell ffuller for and in con- 
sideracon of a sufficient sum of money in full satisfaction by 
mee in hand Receved by Peeter Collymore of Scittuate 
aforsaid planter wherwith I doe acknowlidge myselfe fully 
satisfyed contented and payed ; and therof and every pt and 
pcell therof exonarate acquite and discharg the said Peeter 
Collymore his heires executors adminestrators and assignes 
for ever by these p r sents have freely and absolutly bar- 
ganed and sold enfeffed and confeirmed and by these psents 



92 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

doe bargan sell enfeffe and confeirm unto the said Peeter 
Collymore his heires and assignes forever one dwelling house 
and a barne and Cowhouse with sixteene acars of upland 
more or lesse being bounded on the west with the land of 
m r Willam Varssall on the south with the land of Resolved 
White on the north with the hieway by the herring brook ; 
and on the east with the mersh ; as allsoe two pcells of mersh 
land conteining twelve acars more lesse being bounded (one 
pcell of it) on the west with the upland aforsaid on the south 
with the mersh land of M r Willam Varssfaoru) from a 
marked stake on the upland to a marked tree on the south 
end of beare Hand east with beare Hand and on the North 
to the herring brooke ; a smale pcell lyinge betweene the 
herring brook and the upland ; The other pcell of mersh 
conteining five acars being pt of a pcell of mersh land con- 
teining ten acars being in the use of the aforsaid Samuell 
ffuller and Willam Wills of Scittuate aforsaid being yet un- 
devided ; a.n(wom) is bounded on the west with the mersh 
land of Walter Woodward tha.(worn) was once in the tenure 
and occupacon of Willam hatch senior ; on the North and 
East with the herring brook on the south with a little creek 
toward beare Hand; with all and severall the appurtenances 
therunto belonging or any way apperteining ; and all my 
said title and enterest into the said p r meses and every pt 
and pcell therof To have and to hold the said houses upland 
and meddow unto the said Peeter Collymore his heires and 
assignes for ever To bee holden after the mannor of east 
Greenwidge in the Countey of Kent in free and common 
soccage and not in capite or by Knights service by the Rents 
or services therof and therby due or of Right acostomed 
and with Warrantice against all people whatsoever from by 
or under mee the said Samuell ffuller or by my Right or title 
claiming any Right title or enterest into the said pmises or 
any pt or pcell therof ; And I the said Samuell ffuller doe 
allso covenant and promise and graunt by these psents that 
it shall and may bee lawfull to and for the said Peeter Colly- 
more either by himselfe or his atorney to Record or enrowle 
these psents or Cause them to bee Recorded and enrowled 
in the Court at Plym : alor(worn) before the Governer for 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 93 

the time being according to the [2] The usuall ,mannor and 
order of Recording and enrowling evidences in such cases 
provided : In Wittnesse whereof I the said Samuell ffuller 
haue heerunto sett my hand and seale the five and twentieth 
day of March in the yeare of our lord one Thousand six 
hundred and fifty 

Memorand the words (hieway by the) between the lynes 
of twelve and thirteene, in the originall evidence were enter- 
lyned before the sealing and delivering heerof 

Samuell ffuller 

Signed Sealed and delivered his seale 

in the psence of 

The Mark I of Isack Stedman 
The Mark O of henery Adverd 
James Torrey 

The 16 th of May 1650 Jane ffuller the wife of Samuell 
ffuller did com before mee Timothy hatherley asistant to 
the Governer of New Plym : in New England and did freely 
acknowlidg her willingnes of the within Mencioned sale and 
did freely Resigne up her Right to Peeter Collymore 

Timothy Hatherley 

[3] 165 1 To all people to whom these p r sents shall come 
Thomas Robinson of Scittuate in the Goverment of New 
Plymouth in New England in America yeoman sendeth 
greeting &c. 

Know ye that I the aforsaid Thomas Robinson for and in 
consideration of thirty and three pounds of corrant New 
England pay to mee in hand paied pr Josepth Shaw Planter 
and Willam Richards planter both of Waymouth in the Gov- 
erment of the Massachusets Bay in New England in Amer- 
ica wherwith I the aforsaid Thomas Robinson doe acknowlidg 
my selfe fully satisfyed contented and paide and therof and 
of every part and pcell therof doe exonerate acquite and dis- 
charge the aforsaid Josepth Shaw and Willam Richards they 
and every of them theire and every of theire heires Exequi- 
tors adminestrators and assignes for ever by these p r sents 



94 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

have freely and absolutely barganed and solde infeoffed and 
confeirmed ; and by these p r sents doe bargen sell enfeoffe 
and confeirme from mee the aforsaid Thomas Robinson and 
my heires to them the said Josepth Shaw and Williams 
Richar(awtt) and theire & every of theire heires and as- 
signes for ever ; All that pcell of upland called by the name 
of Springfeild lying and being in Scittuate aforsaid by that 
River commonly called and knowne by the name of the north- 
river and is by computation ninety acares more or lesse be- 
ing bounded towards the east to the land of John Hewes 
seni r of Scittuate aforsaid ; Towards the west to the com- 
mon and butting towards the North to the common and but- 
ting towards the south to the mersh, likewise all the mersh 
meddow as shall belonge to the aforsaid ninety acars of up- 
land on an equale devision which said mersh lyeth neare to 
the said upland ; With all and singular the appurtenances 
therunto belonging or any way appertaining to all or any 
part or pcell of the aforsaid ninety acars more or lesse of 
upland and the mersh meddow therunto belonging To have 
and to hold the aforsaid Ninty acars of upland and the mersh 
meddow therunto belonging unto the aforsaid Josepth Shaw 
and Willam Richards they and every of them theire and 
every of their heires and assignes for ever to the propruse 
and behoofe of them the aforsaid Josepth Shaw and Willam 
Richards theire and every of their heires and assignes for 
ever : To bee holden according to the Manor of East Green- 
widge in the County of Kent in free and common Sockage 
and not in capite nor by Knights service pr the Rents and 
services therof and therby due and of Right accustomed and 
warranting the sale against all people whatsoever from by or 
under mee the said Thomas Robinso(ztw;/) [4] or by my 
Right or title claiminge any Right title or enterest of or in 
the p r mises or any p 1 or pcell therof ; And the said Thomas 
Robinson doth allsoe Covenant promise and graunt to and 
with the aforsaid Josepth Shaw and Willam Richards that 
Silence Robinson wife of the aforsaid Thomas Robinson 
shall yeild up her Right in the thirds of the aforsaid Ninety 
acars of upland & the mersh therunto belonging within one 
month next ensueing the date heerof and that before a 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 95 

maiestrate according to the usuall mannor and Costome of 
the Resigneing of Rightes in such case provided ; And The 
said Thomas Robinson doth allsoe further covenant promise 
and graunt to and with the aforsaid Josepth Shaw and Wil- 
lam Richards that it shall and may bee lawfull to and for the 
aforsaid Josepth Shaw and Willam Richards they or either 
of them or either of theire Attorne or Attorneys to Record 
or enrowle these p r sents or to cause them to bee Recorded 
or enrowled in the court of New Plym : or any other place 
of Records before the Govn r for that time being or any other 
maiestrate or offecer in that case provided according to the 
usuall mannor of Recording or enrowling evidences in such 
case provided In Witnese wherof I the aforsaid Thomas 
Robinson have hereunto set my hand and Seale the thirtieth 
Day of Aprell one Thousand six hundred fifty and one 165 1 
Signed Sealed Tho : Robinson his seal 

and delivered in the 
p r sence of us videlecett 
John Ramsden 
Richard Garrett 

The last of aprell 165 1 Silence Robinson the wife of 
Thomas Robinson did freely acknowlidge the Resigning of 
her Right or enterest that shee had in the within named or 
mencioned deed before mee Timothy Hatherley 

[5] These p r sents Witnesseth that I Josepth Shaw have 
allianated solde and made over unto Thomas Chambers fforty 
and five acars more or lesse of upland and eight acars of 
mersh more or lesse and is all my share of the within men- 
cioned Land; Aprell the 30 th 165 1 Witnesse my hand 

Josepth Shaw 

These p r sents Witnesseth that I Willam Richard {worn) 
have allianated sold and made over unto Gowin White fforty 
five acars of upland more or lesse and six acars of Mersh 
more or lesse and is all my share of the within mencioned 
land October the 22 cond 165 1 Witnesse my hand 

Willam Richards 



g6 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

These breife Conveyances of land above mencioned doe 
stand in Reference to the Deed Recorded in the two pages 
ymediately goeing before and it with them were shewed in 
the open court holden at New Plym : the 2 cond of March 

165 1 and by order of the said court accordingly enrowled 

Memorandum the 3 d of June 1652 

That Willam Bassett senior of Duxburrow in the Juris- 
diction of New Plym : doth acknowlidge that hee hath freely 
and absolutely given and made over unto his soninlaw Leif- 
tenant Perigrine White forty acares of upland ground on 
which the said leiftenant White now liveth as alsoe all the 
meddow ground lying directly against betwixt the end {worn) 
the said upland and the south River the said upland to Range 
on the same mannor that It was layed out to him the said 
Willam Bassett the said upland and mersh soe lying and 
Ranging as aforsaid with all the emunities privilidges and 
appurtenances belonging therunto to appertaine unto the 
onely proper use and behoof of him the said Peregrine 
White h\(worn) heires and assignes forever 

Acknowlidged before mee Myles Standish 
June Court 1652. 
[p. 6, blank] 

[7] 1652 BRADFORD GOV R 

Memorand the 2 cond day of the 4 th month called June. 

These p r sents doe Witnesse that John Reyner of Plym- 
outh of New England for and in consideracon of the 
summe of five and twenty pounds to bee paid by M r Ralph 
Partrich of Duxburrow in New England in mannor and forme 
following that is to say twelve pound and ten shillings in 
cattle or corn to bee payed the nine and twentieth of Sep- 
tember commonly known by the name of michaelmas day 

1652 the other twelve pounds and ten shillings to bee 
paied in corn or cattle the 29 th of September 1653 hath 
freely and absolutly bargained and sould and by these p r sents 
doth bargaine and sell unto the said M r Ralph Partrich fifty 
nine acars of upland more or lesse lying in Duxburrow be- 
tween the lands of John Browne and John Washburne senior 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 97 

alsoe'six acars of meddow more or lesse adiacent and alsoe all 
and singulare the appurtenances therunto belonging and all 
his Right title and enterest of and into the same and every 
pte and pcell therof with all the ffencing 

To have and to hold the said fifty nine acares of upland 
with the six acars of meddow and all the ffencing with all 
and every the appurtenances unto the said M r Ralph Partrich 
his heires and assignes for ever ; and to the onely pper use 
and behoofe of him the said M r Ralph Partrich his heires 
and assignes for ever and with warrantice from him his heires 
& assignes In Witnesse Wherof I the said John Reyner 
hath heerunto sett his hand the Day and yeare above Writ- 
ten ; 

In the p r sence of us John Reyner 

Samuell Newman 
Phillip Delano 

[p. 8, blank] 

[9] 1652 BRADFORD GOV R 

The following writing bearing date March the 23 d 1652 
was Recorded July the 29 th in the yeare abovesaid 

Witnesseth these p r sents that wheras Henery Howland of 
Duxburrow and Experience Michell of the same Towne have- 
ing theire Lands Joyning together and theire habitations 
neare eich other and the said henery howland haveing con- 
veniency of a spring and smale brooke before his Land for 
watering of cattle and otherwise and the said Experience 
Michell being wholy defective of the aforsaid conveniency ; 
And alsoe that there hath been Divers Differencies between 
the aforsaid pties conserning the Intrenchments upon the 
Lands of the said henery howland by the said Experien (worn) 
Michell ; Now Know all men pr these p r sents that the 
aforsaid henery to end all Diferences heerafter hath for 
naighbourhood and continuance of frindshipp hath given 
and graunted unto the aforsaid Experience Michell to him 
his heires and assignes for ever free accesse to the aforsaid 
conveniency of water for the aforsaid uses ; allwaies provided 
that the said Experience Michell Run his fence in his owne 



98 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

Range between the aforsaid henery and Experience; and 
shall have his outlet for his cattle out of his owne land ; And 
when It shall seeme good to the aforsaid henery howland to 
ffence in his land severall ; then the said henery Doth give 
and graunt unto the aforsaid Experience to him and his 
heires forever his way to the aforsaid water; an outlett 
from an oake tree marked standing about six foote within 
henery howland northward and soe to another marked tree 
of oake southward ; and from this Range as aforsaid for the 
breadth all the upland to the mersh for a way for the said 
Experience to pase toe and fro without molestation for the 
ends afforsaid ; furthermore wheras there was exchange of 
a smale portion of upland by the said pties ; and diference 
likly to arise between them : It is confeirmed by this deed 
to stand as It was exchanged to the said henery and Experi- 
ence to them and theire heires for ever ; It is further agreed 
and concluded by and between both the aforsaid pties that 
this agreement shall bee put upon Record to stand to all 
posteritie to end all future differencies conserning the p r mises 
aforsaid 
June the sixt 1652 Acknowlidged by both pties 

before Miles Standish 
John Alden Asistants 
[p. 10, blank] 

[11] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN R 

Memorand ; The 2 cond of august 1652 That Thomas Little 
somtimes Inhabitant of the Towne of Plym : Doth acknowl- 
idg that for and in consideration of the summe of fifteen 
pound ; ten pound wherof is alreddy paied and the Re- 
mayning five pound to bee paied by the 2 cond of august 1653 
in cattle or beefe by Richard ffoster of the Towne aforsaid 
Planter hee hath freely and absolutely barganed allianated 
and sould enfeafed and confeirmed and by these p r sents Doth 
bargan sell enfeaffe and confeirm unto the said Richard 
ffoster all that his house and Land lying and being at the 
Eelriver in the Townshipp of Plymouth aforsaid wheron 
the said Thomas Little formerly lived videlecet all that his 
lott or share of land which hee had with his wife being 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 99 

twenty acres bee it more or lesse being bounded on the one 
side with the Land of Robert Bartlet and on the other side 
with the lands of Josepth Warren the netherend abutting 
upon the Eelriver aforsaid and soe extendinge Itselfe in y e 
length therof up into the woods together with an addition of 
land graunted sence unto the said Thomas Little att the upper 
end of the aforsaid Lott with a pcell of Land belonging to 
him att a place neare the said Eelriver commonly called the 
hoop place with a pcell of land hee bought of John Rich- 
ards being twentyfive acres together with all the meddow 
Land of any kind belonging unto the said Thomas Little att 
the Eelriver aforsaid ; with all the outhouses and houseing 
upon the said Land ; with all the fenceing theron or in and 
about any pte or pcell therof ; the said p r mises with all and 
singulare the appurtenances belonging unto the said p r mises 
or any pte or pcell therof ; To have and to hold the said 
Lands houses out houses meddows fences ; with all the en- 
largements belonging therunto and all graunts of Lands 
adioyning or belonging therunto with all and singulare the 
appurtenances and privilidges in any wise appertaining there- 
unto or unto any pte or pcell therof ; unto the said Richard 
ffoster his heires and assignes for ever unto the only ppr use 
and behoofe of him the said Richard ffoster his heires and 
assignes for ever ; provided that incase Nathaniel Warren or 
any of his heires shall molest or by law procure the above- 
said lott which the said Thomas Little had by marriage with 
his wife ; from the said Richard ffoster or his heires ; that 
then the said Thomas Little is to have Returned unto him 
or his heires what soever Lands now the said Richard ffoster 
hath bought of him ; and the said Thomas Little or his heires 
is to Returne unto the said Richard ffoster or his heires the 
abovesaid fifteen pounds to bee paied att such severall pai- 
ments as it was paid to him 

The day and yeare abovesaid Ann the wife of the said 
Thomas Little came before the Gove r and together with her 
said husband ; did give her free and full Consent unto the 
abovesaid bargan and sale 

[p. 12, blank] 

( To be continued.} 



IOO The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page 42.) 

November 19 th 1756* We travel'd through the Clay banks 
& at 1 oClock came to Saratoge, where we waded through y e 
River & marched 8 miles furder where we Lodg'd by y e 
River a little below y e fly — 

y e 20 th In y e Morning we march'd Down to Still waters 
where we got some Refreshment — & then Set off for y e 
Half moon where we arrved before Sunset where we cros'd 
y e River & Lodg'd on a Mountain — In crossing the River 
Maj r Saltonstall got y e Divel into him 

Sunday y e 21 st In y e morning we burnt each of us a 
Shurt and after Some time Set off & Traveled round in y e 
Woods to Shun y e Small Pox & about Sunset cam to Green 
Bush where we found Col. Wooster & got Some Refresh- 
ment & went into y e woods for a Lodging. This was the 
fifth night we had lain out & y e most Tedious of them all as 
y e weather was Extreem cold & y e bushes Small So we 
could make but little fire's but however we Spent y e Night 
in Eating raw Unyans Broyling Pork & Beef & Drinking 
Rhum Some of our Company Drunk &c — 

ye 22 nd We Spent chiefly In geting Provision to last 
us into Connecticut Toard night we March'd about Four 
miles & Lodg'd in a Large Dutch Barn Some of our men 
milk'd y e Cows — This Night there fell a Snow &c 

ye 23 rd We Travel'd By y e River about Ten miles & 
then Turn'd up Eastward & got within Seven miles of 
Canderhook where we Lodg'd again in a Dutch Barn 

ye 24th We Traveled Down into Canderhook got some 
Brakefast & Traveled Down as far as y e Stone house where 
Somebody Stole my Musq*, but it Happened So that I got 
another that answer'd as well as my own here we Lodg'd in 
a Barn this Night — 

ye 25 th We turn'd out very Early in the morning, 
Traveled Six miles & got Some breakfast then Turn'd out 

* The part of the diary covering the period from 20 May to 19 November, 1756, has 
been lost. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 101 

in v e Snow & Travel'd Down to Nobles's where we Drink'd 
Something & Travel'd half a mile & found John Roben 
Drunk carried him back to the Barn & got about half a mile 
further & found Henry Shuntup as Drunk as tother — The 
Storm being very tedious & we just Assending y e Mountain 
we thought it Imprudent to Cary him back — So we cover' d 
him up in y e Snow with his blanket as well as posable & 
left him Then we Traveld four miles over y e mountain 
and got to Spurs tho' very wet & cold — This Night we 
Lodg'd in Spurs barn — 

ye 26 th The Snow had got to be Eighteen Inches Deep 
& no path y e weather Extreem cold and windy which made 
it uncomfortable Traveling, but however this Day we got 
into Canaan & Lodg'd at Night in Lawrence's Barn — 

ye 27th We Travel'd threw Canaan Cornwell & Lodg'd 
at Woddams's in Gotion — This was y e First night that we 
Lodgd in any Dwelling house — 

Sunday y e 28 th We Traveled through Litchfield & Her- 
rington & Lodg'd in y e Edg of Farmington at Strong's 
there we Se Abraham Hill he Infoms us of y e Death of 
old Jn°. Richards of Preston 

ye 29 th We arrived at Hartford where we Lodg'd our 
Arms and Tock Receipts, Drink'd two Pottles of Wine & 
cross'd y e ferry, and Lodg'd at Woodbridges in East Hart- 
ford— 

ye 20 th We traveled Down to Bolton before we could 
get breakfast, & Named y e plais y e Hungry March — Then 
we came to Howses in Andover Where we Lodgd that 
Night — here we met Several Norwich men 

Dec r y e I st In y e morning we parted with most of our 
company before Sunrise about 10 oClock came to Lebanon 
Soon after we met Bro r Rudd with a Horse for me to ride 
but I rather chose to go afoot, & we came to Land Lord 
Huntingtons where we Eat Dinner & at 2 oClock got into 
Town where we met Jn° Andrus who carried our packs 
home for us — In y e Evening I got home to Fathers — 

Dec r y e I st 1756 — I got Home to My Fathers from y e Camp 
— I Had Bin from Home More than Six Months this Time 

ye 2 nd M r Powers was Ordain'd at Newent — This Day 



102 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

I was at Brother Elisha's there I See Capt. Mix & Some 
other of our old Neighbors who were Going to Ordina- 
tion — 

ye yd i Bought a Deer Skin of Jos h Bingham of Wind- 
ham for three Dollars — 

ye ^th 1 went to y e Landing & Bought Som Broad 
Cloath (of L* Breed) for a Great Coat, I Lit of Brother 
Elisha there & Came Home with Him — 

ye n th 1 Heard of y e Death of M r Worthington of Sea- 
Brook I Also Heard of y e Death of Sam 11 Tracy this Day 
who Died at Fort-Edward — 

y e 16 th Jacob Burnit was at Father's — This Day I went 
Up to M r Fishers at Preston & Got My Great Coat — The 
Night Following there Fell a Concidrable Snow — 

y e 21 st I went over to Town. See Col. Whiting & Capt. 
Charles & U Billings at Lefingwell's after I Staid Som 
Time with them I went Up to Brother Rudd's 

ye 22 nd Bro r Rudd & I went Up to His Father's after 
Som Time There we Tock Cos" Jonathan with Us & went 
Up To Lieu 1 Peck's To Se Serj* Peck But He was Not at 
Home So went Down To M r Waterman & there Found 
Serj* Peck & After we Had Spent Som Time there Tock 
Him & Ezekiel Waterman with Us & Came Down To Bro r 
Rudd's where We Had a Vary Good Supper Prepaird & 
Flip Vary Plenty — Also L* Ichabod Fitch was there y* 
Evening with David Waterman & Som Other Gent n Who 
Had Concidrable Comacal Discorce of Capt. Whiting & His 
Wife — 

ye 23 rd was a Stormy Day I Staid there with Bro r & 
Sister all Day — 

ye 24 th I Came Home to Father's Bro r Rudd Came 
with Me Down to y e Mill — 

Saturday y e 25 th Chrismas Day I went over To Town 
again To Carry Som Accounts (in Order To Make Up a 
Muster Roll) To Capt. Whiting's — When I Came there I 
Found y e Col. there & Soon After Adj* Russel of the Rhod- 
Island Reg 1 Com in — Then We Had a Vary Good Dinner & 
was Treated Vastly Hansom — In Coming Home I Cros'd y e 
Riv r on The Ise &c. — 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 103 

Monday y e 27 th Bro r Elisha Help'd Me Chop wood — 
This Night we Had our Chrismas Choras at Stephen Fitch's 
a Concidrable Company we Had there Both of Young Men 
& Women — About This Time I Se Sam 11 Stoddard (My old 
Friend & Companion) Several Times & Had Much Discorce 
with Him He Had Lately Ben Cast away as He was Going 
a Vaig to Sea with Capt. Chester 

Jan u 1 I th 1757 In y e Evening I Was In Company at James 
Cook's Where We Drink'd a Quantity of Mothegalen & 
Had a Concidrable Choris — It was Vary Bad Riding this 
Night &c. 

y e 18 th Stephen Fitch Met with a Sad Accident By a 
Fall from a Hors which Hurt Him Concidrablely &c. — 

ye jQth 1 Went over To Town Somthing Expecting to 
Receive My Wages But was Disappointed & at Night 
Went Up To Bro r Rudd's — 

y e 20 th I Went Down To Town again & Rec d the Whol 
of My Wages of Col° Whiting which was ^14. ^13. d\. 
Then After I Had Had Somthing of a Tote with Serj* Peck 
Serjt Andrus & Som other of My old Acquaintanc I Came 
Home with a Ruff Company of My Neighbor's &c. 

y e 24 th I Went over to Town again Carried Som 
Leather To M r Hide & Got a Saddle there. I Went Up to 
Bro r Rudd's again I also Paid Lieu 1 Breed Som Money 
this Day at Night I Came Home y e Storm was Vary Con- 
sidrable — 

y e 26 th I went Down To Bro r Pelatiah's in Groton — 

y e 27 th Bro r & His Wife M r Stoddard & I Went over 
To Mistick a Visiting To Capt. Burrows's M r Ellet's To 
Sam 11 Burrows's & To Tho s Eldredg's where We Had Con- 
cidrable Company & Staid Som Time, at all Which Plaises 
we was Treated Extreamly Well — In y e Evening We Went 
to Bro rs again only Left Stoddard at Eldredg's This Even- 
ing We Also Went Down To M r Foot's Where was L* 
Fish & His Wife. There we Drink'd Yokheage & Sider & 
Had a Good Supper. But y e People I Thought Not So 
Agreable for Discorce. But However We Got Home So as 
to Have Som Sleap — 

y e 28 th We Made a Visit at M r Katerlin's Capt. Bel- 



104 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

lou's and M r Gallup's, after we Got to Bro rs again M r Stod- 
dard & I went Down To Sam 11 Burrows's &c. 

y e 29 th In y e Morning I Set out & went over to Uncle 
Baley's Where I Staid Som Time — And Then Came Horn 
To Father's 

y e 3 d of February I was in Company at Jos h Brewster 
Jn rs In y e Evening & also Most of y e Night — y e Weather 
was Somthing Cold & it was Extream Slipery y e Nex Morn- 
ing I Got Horn in Season To Fodder the Cattle — Then I 
Went over To Town & Accidentally Lit of My Cos n Ichabod 
Downing &c. I also Se Col. Whiting this Day & Capt. 
Jabez Fitch of Canbury &c. 

y e 7 th Bro r Elisha & I Went To y e Landing & Carry'd 
Som Oats to Market — 

ye 9th Elisha & W m Stewert Help'd Me Chop Wood in 
the Great Swamp Bro r John Baley was at Father's this 
Day &c. 

y e 14 th In y e Evening I was at M r Deming's — Dan 11 
Deming was Then Sick of y e Pluricy — This was after He 
was Publish'd His Wife was there — This Night I Wach'd 
with Him — His Garl & Sist r Lucy Set Up with Him Most 
of y e Night — The Next Morning after I Had Tock a Nap I 
went Home & To Clearing Swomp y e Evening Following 
I was at Bro r Elisha's He was Gon to a Cort at Preston 
His wife & I Contluded y* He was Run away with y e Wid° 
Branch — 

y e 25 th I went over to Town & Inlisted Into a Compy 
To Be Commanded By Capt. Fitch for an Unknown Expa- 
dition — This Day In Town I Heard y e Sorrowfull News of 
the Distinction of y e Norwich Privatear (Commanded By 
Capt. Gale) which I Understand was Blown Up in Som Part 
of y e West Indies on y e 8 th of Jan u Last — About this Time 
also we Hered of y e Death of Sam 11 Mayson who Died in 
Old England &c. 

y e 26 th My Burth Day I Bought a Cow of M r Pride for 
£2. ji8.o 

ye jst f March Sister Rudd Was at Father's — I Went 
Part way Horn with Her — This Day Capt. Hull Got Home 
& Gave a More Perticular Account of y e Loss of y e Late 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 105 

Privateer — This Day Tho s Andrus Listed, as I was Coming 
Home I was in at His Hous — I also Se L* Palmer of 
Sonington Had Som Discorce with Him &c — y e I st of 
March 1757. 

March 4 th 1757 I Went to Town Se Sister Rudd at L* 
Durkys 

ye 5th Brother Pelatiah & His wife Came to Fathers 
Sunday y e 6 th I Went to Meeting with Brother at Night 
a Numbber of y e Nabours was Here 

ye 7th 1 Toock a Ride With Him First we went to Sam 11 
Tracys then Nathan Tracys M r Buttons Dec n Tracys Jed h 
Tracys Jos h Morgans M r Rosaters Coraries* Ins 11 Lambs 
there went to Diner then to Hezk h Meechs Peter Year- 
ingtons Ephraim Smiths Dec n Tracys & then Home 

ye gth We Went to Town at Night to Brother Rudds 
there Se an old Noissy Solder 

ye gth Brother & I Sot out to Com Home Came Into 
Town I Staid there & Musterd that Day at Night Came 
Home Brother Elisha & his wife were Here 

y e 10 was a Vary Snowy Day 

ye jjth Brother Pelatiah & His wife went to Capt 
Averys 

y e 12 I Met them at M r Giless Went With em to 
Nathan Galleps then Home with em 

ye j^th 1 W ent to Noanck With Brother to Se Jn° Fan- 
ens Child that was Scolt then to Lam 11 Burrowss to John 
Lathams Tho s Wolworths then Home With Him Trimd 
Some Peech trees at Night a Company of y e Nabors Was 
there Tho s Eldridge & His wife & Jos h Burrows Staid all 
Night Singing Anough we Had 

ye jjjth 1 Staid there all Day — Nathan Gallup was there 
at Night we went Down to Amos Burrowss 

y e !gth 1 Went to Unkle Baleys at Night Back to 
Brothers 

* Crary's. 

( To be continued.') 



106 Scituate, Mass. 

SCITUATE, MASS., 
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

( Continued from page 47.) 

Rev. Nathaniel Eells was pastor of the Second Church, 
at South Scituate, now Norwell. Mr. George C. Turner, of 
Norwell, has kindly compared my copy of the town records 
with the original records of that church, and the additions 
furnished by him are enclosed in parentheses. 

[5] The following persons were married together by Nathan- 

ael Ells Minister 
Richard Bourn of Sandwich & Margaret Foster of Scituate 

were married April 12, 1731 
Dr. Benjamin Stocbridge & Ruth Otis both of Scituate were 

Married June 3 d , 1731 
Thomas Rose of Hanover & Faith Silvester of Scituate were 

Married August 19, 1731 
Joseph Lovel & Desire Hatch both of Scituate were married 

September 23 d , 1731 
James Neal & Jane Blair both Residents in Scituate were 

Married Oct° 28, 1731 
Christopher Fling of Pembrook & Martha Linsey of Scituate 

were Married Nov r 4 th , 1731 
James Woodworth & Sarah Soper Both of Scituate were 

Married December 16, 173 1 
Nehemiah Hatch & Martha Stutson Both of Scituate were 

Married December 21, 1731 
Joshua Lincoln & Mercy Dwlly Both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Feb. 18, 1 73 1 
Nathan Pickles Jun r & Margaret Stutson Jun r both of Scitu- 
ate were married March 13, 173 1-2 
Thomas Faunce of Plym & Hannah Damon of Scituate were 

Married April 13, 1732 
John Collamer of Scituate & Margaret Whitten of Hingham 

were married April 27, 1732 
Enoch Whitten of Hingham & Leah Stutson of Scituate 

were married November 16, 1732 



Scituate, Mass. 107 

James Turner and Mary Turner Both of Scituate were Mar- 
ried November 23, 1732 

Thomas Joslin of Hanover & Anna Stocbridge of Scituate 
were married Jany 1, 1732-3 

Thomas Turner Jun r & Mary Bryant Both of Scituate were 
Married Feb. 14, 1732-3 

Joseph Cushing Jun r & Lydia King Both of Scituate were 
Married March 29, 1733 

Joshua Russel & Silence Damon both of Scituate were mar- 
ried August 23, 1733 

Joseph Palmer & Jane Toby both of Scituate were married 
Septem r 20, 1733 

Samuel Perry & Eliz a . Bryant both of Scituate were married 
Septem r 20, 1733 

Thomas Wason & Ann Canady both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Oct 11, 173(3) 

Nathanael Eells of Stonnington in Connecticut and Mercy 
Cushing of Scituate were married Oct 18, 173(3) 

William Prouty & Jemima Tower both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Novemb r 15, 173(3) 

Samuel Palmer Jun r & Barsheba Bryant both of Scituate were 
married Jany 16, (1733-4) 

Benjamin Clap & Grace Tilden both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Oct° (23, 1734) 

John House of Hanover & Anne Neal of Scituate were Mar- 
ried Nov r (19, 1734) 

Edward Prouty & Eliz a . Sprague both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Novemb r (21, 1734) 

Elisha Silvester & Eunice Prouty both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Decern (ber 12, 1734) 

Jesse Turner & Grace Dwelly both of Scituate were married 
Decern 1 " 1(8, 1734) 

Arthur Mullin & Mary Forgason both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Decern 1 " 2(6, 1734) 

Thomas Pincin & Agatha Hammon both of Scituate were 
married Jany 15, (1734-5) 

Jedediah Beal of Hingham & Grace Hatch of Scituate were 
married February 5, 17(34-5) 



108 Scituate, Mass. 

Joseph Wade & Rachel Turner both of Scituate were married 
Feby 13, 17(34-5) 

Gideon Stutson & Lydia Pitcher Both of Scituate were mar- 
ried June 5, 173(5) 

Joseph Copeland & Eliz a . Tollman both of Scituate were mar- 
ried July 23, 173(5) 

Robert Woodworth & Mary Soper both of Scituate were 
married Sep r 11, 173(5)* 

Samuel Hollis of Weymouth & Deborah Tower of Scituate 
were married Jan*' 15, (1)7(35-6) 

Richard Turner & Ruth Foster Both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Janv 23, (i)73(5-6) 

Tony & Phillis Negroes Slaves to M r Ephraim Otis of Scitu- 
ate were married Jan. (29), 173(5-6) 

Jabez Standly & Deborah Tremere both of Scituate were 
married Feb. (9), 17(35-6) 

Scipio Lock of Woburn & Meriah Samson of Scituate were 
married (April 2), 17(36) 

Barnabas Barker & Mary Neal of Scituate were married May 

(24, 1736) 

Ezekiel Turner of Hanover & Ruth Randall f of Scituate 
were married June 17, (1736) 

David Merrit & Hannah Barrell both of Scituate were mar- 
ried (Oct 21, 1736) 

David Stocbridge of Hanover & Deborah Cushing of Scituate 
were married (January 10, 1736-7) 

Caleb Church of Scituate & Sarah Williamson of Scituate J 
were married (Jan. 20, 1736-7) 

Ebenezer Wing of Hanover & Mary Stoddard of Scituate 
were (married Feb. 3, 1736-7) 

Benjamin Bowker & Hannah Prouty both of Scituate (mar. 
Feb. 24, 1736-7) 

[6] Edmund Gross of Hingham & Olive Silvester of Scitu- 
ate were married March 3, 1736-7 

Joshua Lapham & Mary Wood both of Scituate were married 
March 3, 1736-7 

* Robert Woodwart, aged 85, and Mary Soper, aged 65. Church Records. 
t Mrs. Ruth Randall. Church Records. 
X Marshfield. Church Records. 



Scituate, Mass. 109 

Josiah Cushing & Ruth Thomas both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Oct° 20, 1737 

Benjamin Stoddard Jun r & Ruth Curtice both of Scituate 
were married Nov r 24, 1737 

William Brooks & Mary Brayman both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Dec r 15, 1737 

James Nash & Sarah Litchfield both of Scituate were married 
Feby 23, 1737-8 

Samuel Garnet Jun r of Hingham & Abigal Simmons of Scit- 
uate were married April 18, 1738 

Ensign Man of Scituate & Tabitha Vinal Late of Scituate 
were married July 19, 1738 

Seth Williams of Taunton & Mary Ells of Scituate were 
married Nov r 7, 1738 

Jonathan Turner & Abigal Stocbridge both of Scituate were 
married Nov r 15, 1738 

Michael Stocbridge & Mary Jones both of Scituate were 
married Nov r 30, 1738 

Isaac Lincoln & Abigail Melius both of Scituate were married 
Dec r 21 st , 1738 

Cuffe a Negro of Deacon Stoddard of Scituate & Meriah 
Negro of John Stevens of Hingham were married Dec m 
21 st , 1738 

The Following Persons were Married p r Joseph Cushing Ju r 
Jestice peac 

Hezekiah Hatch & Mary Cudworth both of Scituate Ware 
married June y e 23 d , 1755 

Joseph Nash Jun r & Thankfull Hammon both of Scituate 
ware married Decern 1 " 16, 1755 

(worn)mion Turner & Sarah Buck both of Scituate were 
Married January y e 20 th , 1756 

John Studly & Mary Benson Jones both of Scituate were 
Married February y e 10 th , 1756 

(wo7'n)oba.rt Peirce & Mercy Hatch both of Scituate were 
Married March y e 15 th , 1756 

Peleg Simmons & Ruth Bowker both of Scituate were Mar- 
ried July y e 6 th , 1758 



no The Will of Gyles Hopkins. 

(zt/0rtf)d worth of Freetown & Anne Bryant of Scituate were 
Married Decern 1 " y e 7 th , 1758 

(wom)urch & Hannah Franklin both of Scituate were Marrid 
May 24, 1759 

(wom)tis & Sarah Jenkins both of Scituate were married 
June 3, 1762 

(woni)Qtson & Deborah Stetson both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Oct° 7, 1762 

(worn)rry & Mary Stetson both of Scituate were married 
June 16, 1763 

(worn) Laphum of Marshfield & Content Berker were married 
Septem 1- y e 26, 1763 

( To be continued.') 



THE WILL OF GYLES HOPKINS* 

Communicated by Miss Mary G. Hinckley, of Barnstable, Mass. 

This will was recorded in the Probate Records of Barn- 
stable County, at Barnstable, Mass., and is found in Volume 
I, page 32. 

As the Codicil was signed 15 March, 1689 (new style), and 
the will was admitted to probate 26 April, 1690 (new style), 
the death of Gyles Hopkins must have occurred between 
these two dates. 

The will follows : 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall com 
know y e that I Giles Hopkins of Eastham being sick and 
weak of Body and yet of perfit memory do declare this as 
my Last will and Testament on this ninteenth day of Janu- 
ary in y e year of our Lord 1682 

I bequeath my Body to y e grave in decent burial when 
this Temporal Life of mine shall have an end and my soul 
to god that gave it in hopes of a blessed Resurection at y e 
Last day 

2ly my will is that my son Stephen Hopkins shall possess 
and Injoy all my upland and meadow Lying and being at 
Satuckit that is to say all my upland and meadow on y e 



The Will of Gyles Hopkins. 1 1 1 

southerly side of y e bounds of y e Towne of eastham that is 
to say all my Right and title Intrest and claime to all those 
Lands from y e head of Namescakit to y e southermost part of 
y e long pond where mannomoyet cart way goes over to 
Satuckit and from thence to y e head of manomoyet river 
and so as our Line shall run over to y e south sea all y e Lands 
between thos bounds and y e westermost bounds of y e pur- 
chasers at satuckit river all these Lands I give unto my son 
Stephen Hopkins and to his heirs forever: and half my 
stock of cattill for and in consideration of y e above sd Land 
and half stock of cattel my will is that after my decease my 
son Stephen Hopkins shall take y e care and oversight and 
maintaine my son William Hopkins during his natural Life in 
a comfortable decent manner. 

3ly my will is that all my Lands at Palmet both purchesed 
and unpurchesed both meadows and upland and all my 
Lands at Pochet and my third part of Samsons neck and 
what other Lands shall fall unto me as a purcheser from y e 
fore mentioned Bounds of my son Stephen Hopkinses 
Lands and potanomacot all these fore specified Lands I give 
unto my sons Caleb and Joshua Hopkins to be equaly 
devided between them : further my will is that if either of 
my sons Joshua or Caleb Hopkins dye having no Issew that 
then these Lands which I have given them to be equally 
devided between them fall to him that surviveth. 

4ly. I give unto my wife Catorne Hopkins and to my son 
William Hopkins the improvment of too acres of meadow 
Lying at y e head of Rock Harbor during my wifes Life and 
y e one half of that too acres I give unto my son william 
during his Life and after y e decease of and after y e decease 
of my wife and son william I do give this above sd too acres 
of meadow to my son Joshua Hopkins and his heirs for- 
ever : as also after my decease I give unto my son Joshua 
Hopkins a parcel of meadow Lying at y e mouth of Rock 
Harbor according to y e bounds thereof specified in y e Towne 
Records of Lands : it I give unto my son Caleb Hopkins 
a parcel of meadow Lying at Little Nameskeket according 
to y e bounds thereof specified in y e Towne Book of Records 
of Lands. 



112 The Will of Gyles Hopkins. 

It I give unto my wife my now dwelling House and 
halfe my Land and halfe my orchard that is by my house : 
by Land I mean half my Land that is about my house both 
fenced and unfenced during my wifes natural Life, and then 
y e abovesd housing and Lands to fall unto my son Joshua 
Hopkins ; the other half of my Land and orchard I give to 
my son Joshua Hopkins after my death that is to say y e 
other half of my Lands Liying about my house. 

It. I give unto my son Caleb Hopkins one pair of plow 
Irons. 

It. I give unto my son Joshua Hopkins one payer of 
plow Irons. 

It. I give unto my son Joshua Hopkins my carte and 
wheels. 

It. I give unto my wife y e other half of my stock and 
moveables I say to my wife and my son William or what 
parte of y e moveables my wife shall see cause to bestow on 
my son William Hopkins. 

It. I do appoint my son Stephen Hopkins to be my true 
and Lawful executor of this my Last will and testament to 
pay what is payable and Receive what is due. 

And to y e truth and verity hereof I have hereunto sett 
my hand and seal y e day and year above written. 

Signed and sealed in 
presence of us, y e mark of 

Jonathan Sparrow. Giles \-{ Hopkins (seal) 

Samuel Knowles. 

Jonathan Sparrow and Samuel Knowles witnesses to this 
will made oath in Court y e : 16 th : of April 1690 that they 
saw y e above sd Giles Hopkins signe seal and declare this 
to be his Last will and Testament. 

Attest Joseph Lothrop. Clerk. 

I y e abovesd Giles Hopkins do declare where as by y e 
providence of God my Life has been prolonged unto me and 
by Reason of age and disability of Body I am Incapatiated 
to provide for my owne support and my wifes, my will 
further is that my son Stephen Hopkins from this time and 



Reports from State Societies. 113 

forward shall possess and Injoy all my stock and moveable 
estate provided he take effectual care for mine and my wifes 
Comfortable Support during our natural Lives witness my 
hand and seal this fifth day of march i68|. 

mark 

Witness Mark Snow Giles j-[ Hopkins (seal) 

Jonath Sparrow. hi9 

The within mentioned Mark Snow and Jonathan Sparrow 
made oath in Court April y e : 16: 1690 that they saw Giles 
Hopkins within mentioned signe seal and declare y e latter 
part of this will within mentioned to be his Last will and 
Testament. Attest. Joseph Lothrop, Clerk. 

Duly Compared with the original and entered April y e : 
22 : 1690. Attest. Joseph Lothrop, Recorder. 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

A meeting of the Society was held at the Hotel Vendome, 
Boston, on Saturday afternoon, January 7, 1899, the Two Hun- 
dred and Seventy-Eighth Anniversary of the laying out of 
the lots on Leyden Street. 

Governor Gamaliel Bradford read from Mourt's " Relation " 
the account of this allotment, and Mr. Morton Dexter de- 
scribed the unveiling of the John Robinson Memorial Tab- 
let, on St. Peter's Church, Leyden, July 24, 1891. The Sec- 
retary announced the death, on January 1, 1899, of Matthew 
Allen Mayhew, of Boston. Mr. Mayhew was eighth and 
ninth in descent from Richard Warren, and was elected a 
member of the Society June 23, 1897. His State Number 
was 231, and General Number, 737. Afternoon tea was 
served. Nearly two hundred members and guests were 
present. 

On Tuesday evening, February 21, 1899, a meeting of the 
Society was held at the Hotel Vendome. Governor Gama- 
liel Bradford read extracts from Bradford's " History." Mr. 
Edwin Sanford Crandon delivered an address on "The 
Pilgrim and the Puritan." Secretary George Ernest Bow- 
man read from the Massachusetts Mercury for December 



1 14 Re forts from State Societies. 

27, 1799, an account of the Feast of tJie " Sons of the Pil- 
grims" on Forefathers' Day, 1799. The Secretary an- 
nounced the death, on January 12, 1899, °f Joseph Davis 
Jones, of Boston, aged one hundred and one years, thirteen 
days. Mr. Jones was seventh in descent from John How- 
land. He was elected a member of the Society August 29, 
1898, his State Number being 387, and General Number, 
1 121. The Secretary reported the purchase of a large fire- 
proof safe for the preservation of the rapidly increasing col- 
lection of valuable documents ; also that the Committee on 
Marking Historic Sites had collected, from descendants of 
Governor Bradford, over $200 towards the memorial on the 
Bradford Lot belonging to the Society, at Kingston, Mass. 
Refreshments were served after the exercises. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

Photograph of the Tombstones of Joshua and Hannah 
(Bradford) Ripley, at Windham, Conn., from Mrs. Ashbel 
Welch. 

" Genealogy of the Allen and Witter Families," from 
Francis Richmond Allen. 

" History of the Ottowa and Chippewa Indians," from 
Mrs. Frank K. Owen. 

Rhode Island Historical Society Quarterly, Vols. V and 
VI, from Mrs. Charles R. Brayton. 

Records of the Town of Plymouth, Mass., two volumes, 
from Mrs. Edward L. Adams. 

Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass., from Mrs. Frank 
Moseley. 

Hunter's " Founders of New Plymouth," from Mrs. Henry 
E. Raymond. 

" First Church in Middleborough, Mass.," from Mrs. 
Dexter R. Puffer. 

"The Richmond Family," from the compiler, Joshua Bailey 
Richmond. 

" The Pilgrim and the Puritan," from the author, Edwin 
Sanford Crandon. 

"The Pilgrim Fathers of New England," "Stafford's 
Almanack," for 1786; Probate papers (17 17) signed by 
Judge Samuel Sewall ; Summons (1758) signed by Benjamin 
Lincoln, afterwards General ; Framed engraving (London, 
1854) of the "Landing of the Pilgrims," from painting by 
Charles Lucy, all from Benjamin F. Stevens. 

Miss Flora L. Brewster has presented to the Society a 
collection of seventy documents, including fifteen original 
deeds. The dates of the deeds with the names of the 



Reports from State Societies. 115 

grantors follow: 1693, John Doty; 1714, James Thomas, 
Sr. ; 1718, David Bradford; 1725, Israel Bradford; 1725, 
Caleb Stetson ; 1727, Pelatiah West ; 1735, Israel Thomas ; 
1741, Wrestling Brewster and Ephraim Holmes; 175 1, 
Jonathan Holmes; 1756, Abiah Wadsworth ; 1764, John 
Barce; 1785, Levi and Lydia Holmes; 1788, Levi and Polly 
Bradford ; 1793, Amos and Priscilla Phillips ; 1796, Ichabod 
and Silvia Washburn. 

Mrs. Cyrus W. Bliss has presented to the Society a collec- 
tion of seventy-nine documents, including sixteen deeds of 
land in Rehoboth and Bristol, bought by Benjamin Munro 
between 1770 and 1808 ; the inventory of Capt. Joseph 
Rosbotham's personal estate, taken 7 November, 1757; also 
indentures, bills of sale, receipts, etc. 

Members Elected. 
January 18, 1899. 

422. Mrs. John Bradshaw Howarth, Detroit, Mich., eighth 

from John Alden. 

423. Mrs. Eugene Hoyt, St. Paul, Minn., eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

424. Mrs. John Tyler, Boston, seventh from Francis Cooke. 

February 8, 1899. 

425. Andrew Gray Weeks, Boston, eighth from William 

Brewster. 

426. Ray Greene Hiding, Cambridge, ninth from Francis 

Cooke, eighth from John Cooke. 

427. Francis Henry Raymond, Somerville, eighth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

428. Miss Susanna Reed Blanchard, South Weymouth, 

eighth from John Alden. 

429. Mrs. Edward Foote, Boston, eighth from Francis 

Cooke. 

430. Mrs. Edward Everett Capehart, Portsmouth, N. H., ninth 

from Samuel Fuller. 

431. Miss Sarah Crocker Brewster, Boston, eighth from 

William Brewster. 

432. Mrs. George Washington Percy, Oakland, Cal, eighth 

from Myles Standish. 

433. Miss Henrietta Rogers Anthony, Boston, eighth from 

Myles Standish. 

434. John Goddard Stearns, BrookHne, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

435. Miss Paulina Freeman, Everett, ninth from William 

Brewster. 



1 1 6 Reports from State Societies. 

436. Miss Louise Freeman, Everett, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

437. Mrs. Washburn Eddy Page, South Boston, tenth from 

William Brewster. 

438. George Holley Stevens, Boston, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

439. Arthur Cox Anthony, New York, N. Y., eighth from 

Myles Standish. 

440. David Thomas, Waltham, seventh from Peter Brown. 

441. Mrs. Edward Lewis Johnson, Central Falls, R. I., 

tenth from John Howland. 

February 21, 1899. 

442. Miss Grace Woods Slocum, Providence, R. L, ninth 

from Francis Cooke, eighth from John Cooke. 

443. Mrs. Ten Eyck Wendell, Cazenovia, N. Y., ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 

444. Alfred Winslow Cole, Newtonville, seventh from 

Richard Warren. 

445. James Edward Seaver, Taunton, seventh from Stephen 

Hopkins. 

446. Mrs. Daniel Kimball Snow, Brookline, eighth from 

Myles Standish. 

447. James Huntington Ripley, Springfield, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

448. Mrs. Henry Martyn Smith, Enfield, eighth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

449. Arthur Irving Nash, Springfield, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

450. Miss Anna Morton Latham, Deering Centre, Me., ninth 

from James Chilton, eighth from Mary Chilton. 

451. Mrs. George Arthur Ward, Newton Centre, ninth from 

James Chilton, eighth from Mary Chilton. 

452. Mrs. George Agry, Jr., Newton, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

453. Mrs. Silas Reed Anthony, Boston, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

454. Miss Catherine Swanton Eaton, Boston, seventh from 

John Alden. 

455. Miss Lucy Houghton Eaton, Boston, seventh from 

John Alden. 

456. William Flint Rogers, Hingham, seventh from John 

Alden. 

February 28, 1899. 

457. Volney William Foster, Evanston, 111., ninth from 

William Brewster. 



Reports from State Societies, 1 1 7 

458. Ralph Stone, Lansing, Mich., ninth from William 

Bradford. 

459. Mrs. Charles William Underhill, Brookline, eighth from 

Isaac Allerton, seventh from Mary Allerton. 

460. Mrs. William Theodore Curtis, Boston, tenth from 

James Chilton, ninth from Mary Chilton. 

461. Prof. Asa Clinton Crowell, Ph.D., Providence, R. I., 

ninth from John Howland. 

462. Caleb Mills Saville, Maiden, eighth from John Alden. 

463. Mrs. Caleb Mills Saville, Maiden, eighth from Myles 

Standish. 

464. George Washington Webb Saville, Maiden, seventh 

from John Alden. 

465. Henry Richardson Plimpton, 2d, Boston, ninth from 

William Brewster. 

466. Mrs. Henry Richardson Plimpton, 2d, Boston, eleventh 

from William Brewster. 

467. Miss Harriet Arline Shaw, Boston, eighth from John 

Howland. 

468. Lemuel Foster Morse, Boston, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

469. Mrs. Walter Merrick Farwell, Boston, tenth from 

William Brewster. 

470. Miss Annie Conant Morse, Boston, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

471. Mrs. James Ellsworth Allard, Buffalo, N. Y., ninth 

from William Bradford. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
January, 1899. 

45. Miss Orilla P. Ames, eighth from Edward Doty. 

46. Miss Harriet S. Ames, eighth from Edward Doty. 
180. Mrs. Charles H. Fisher, ninth from William Brewster. 
266. Edwin S. Crandon, eighth from William Brewster, 

seventh from Love Brewster. 
272. Mrs. Bradford D. Davol, seventh from George Soule ; 

eighth from Richard Warren. 
296. Mrs. Charles T. Stran, eighth from William White. 
307. Miss Carolyn S. Varney, ninth from John Alden ; 

ninth from William Bradford ; ninth from Richard 

Warren ; tenth from Richard Warren. 
325. William C. Donnell, ninth from John Alden. 
331. Miss Lois D. McCobb, ninth from John Alden; ninth 

from George Soule. 
356. Mrs. Ella G. S. Pease, ninth from John Alden ; eighth 

from George Soule. 



1 1 8 Reports from State Societies. 

357. Mrs. George H. Quincy, ninth from John Alden ; 
eighth from George Soule. 

370. Mrs. Dexter R. Puffer, eighth (2 lines) from Peter 
Brown ; eighth from Francis Cooke ; seventh from 
John Howland ; ninth (2 lines) from Richard War- 
ren. 

388. Benjamin D. Sweet, eighth from John Alden ; ninth 
from John Alden ; eighth from Isaac Allerton, 
seventh from Mary Allerton ; eighth from William 
Brewster, seventh from Love Brewster; ninth from 
William Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster ; 
tenth from William Brewster, ninth from Love 
Brewster; ninth from James Chilton, eighth from 
Mary Chilton ; eighth from Francis Cooke ; eighth 
from Stephen Hopkins, seventh from Damaris Hop- 
kins ; ninth from Richard Warren ; tenth from 
Richard Warren. 

393. Horace A. Keith, eighth from John Alden ; ninth (2 
lines) from Francis Cooke ; tenth from Francis 
Cooke ; ninth from Richard Warren ; tenth from 
Richard Warren. 

407. Mrs. Fred L. Godding, eighth from Thomas Rogers. 

408. Miss Mary S. Clarke, tenth from William Brewster. 
412. S. Reed Anthony, eighth from John Alden. 

418. Mrs. Frank Moseley, ninth from Francis Cooke ; ninth 

(3 lines) from John Howland. 

419. Cyrus A. Hawes, ninth from Francis Cooke; ninth 

(3 lines) from John Howland. 
422. Mrs. John B. Howarth, eighth from Francis Eaton ; 
eighth from George Soule ; eighth from Myles 
Standish. 

February, 1899. 

y8. Henry S. Shaw, eighth from Richard Warren. 

88. Miss E. Leora Pratt, ninth from Peter Brown ; ninth 

from Francis Cooke ; tenth from Francis Cooke ; 
ninth from Francis Eaton ; ninth from George 
Soule. 

89. Miss Edith F. Pratt, ninth from Peter Brown ; ninth 

from Francis Cooke ; tenth from Francis Cooke ; 

ninth from Francis Eaton ; ninth from George Soule. 
112. Charles L. Parsons, ninth from Richard Warren. 
129. Miss Antoinette Clapp, eighth (3 lines) from John 

Howland. 
142. Edward T. Barker, sixth from John Alden. 
180. Mrs. Charles H. Fisher, ninth from William Brewster. 



Reports from State Societies. 119 

186. George H. Leonard, ninth from Thomas Rogers, eighth 

from Joseph Rogers. 
203. Mrs. Ebenezer T. Atwood, eighth (2 lines) from 

Stephen Hopkins, seventh (2 lines) from Constance 

Hopkins. 
212. Henry J. Bovven, ninth from William Brewster; tenth 

from William Brewster ; eighth from William White ; 

ninth from William White. 
220. Arthur W. Clapp, eighth (3 lines) from John Howland. 

255. Miss Ann A. Bradford, eighth from John Alden ; ninth 

(2 lines) from John Alden ; eighth (2 lines) from 
John Howland ; ninth (2 lines) from Thomas Rogers. 

256. Edric Eldridge, ninth from John Howland. 

266. Edwin S. Crandon, eleventh from John Alden ; tenth 
from Francis Cooke ; ninth from Edward Doty ; 
tenth from Stephen Hopkins, ninth from Damaris 
Hopkins ; ninth from Richard Warren. 

280. Walter E. Blanchard, ninth from William Bradford ; 
ninth from James Chilton, eighth from Mary Chil- 
ton ; eighth from Francis Cooke ; ninth from Richard 
Warren. 

283. Miss Betsey R. Freeman, eighth (2 lines) from Stephen 

Hopkins, seventh (2 lines) from Constance Hopkins. 

284. Mrs. Elmer E. Hudson, tenth (2 lines) from William 

Brewster ; eleventh from William Brewster ; tenth 
from Stephen Hopkins, ninth from Gyles Hopkins. 

322. Mrs. James E. Freeman, eighth from John Alden ; 

eighth from George Soule ; eighth from Myles 
Standish ; eighth (2 lines) from Richard Warren ; 
ninth (3 lines) from Richard Warren; tenth (2 lines) 
from Richard Warren. 

323. Mrs. Matthew Cushing, ninth from Francis Cooke. 
327. Harry C. Philbrick, eighth from John Alden ; eighth 

from Edward Doty; ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 
eighth from Constance Hopkins ; tenth from Richard 
Warren. 
340. Mrs. Loriman S. Brigham, ninth from Edward Fuller. 

370. Mrs. Dexter R. Puffer, eighth from John Howland. 

371. Mrs. John M. Rice, eighth (2 lines) from Peter Brown ; 

eighth from Francis Cooke ; seventh from John 

Howland ; eighth from John Howland ; ninth (2 

lines) from Richard Warren. 
382. Josiah Thompson, seventh from John Alden. 
389. Virgil C. Pond, D.M.D., eighth from John Howland ; 

ninth from Degory Priest. 
392. Wallace C. Keith, M.D., eighth from John Alden; 



120 Reports from State Societies. 

ninth from Francis Cooke ; ninth from Richard 

Warren. 
394. Nathaniel A. Shaw, ninth from William Brewster. 
406. Mrs. James E. Shepard, seventh from John Alden ; 

seventh from John Howland ; eighth from Degory 

Priest. 

410. Mrs. John D. White, eighth from John Alden ; tenth 

from James Chilton, ninth from Mary Chilton ; 
eighth from Francis Cooke ; ninth from Richard 
Warren. 

411. Winfred H. Rogers, ninth from William Brewster; 

eighth from Stephen Hopkins, seventh from Gyles 

Hopkins ; ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth from 

Constance Hopkins. 
418. Mrs. Frank Moseley, ninth from William Brewster; 

ninth (2 lines) from John Howland. 
.419. Cyrus A. Hawes, ninth from William Brewster; ninth 

(2 lines) from John Howland. 
422. Mrs. John B. Howarth, ninth from Edward Fuller; 

ninth from John Howland. 
426. Ray G. Huling, tenth from Francis Cooke, ninth from 

John Cooke ; ninth from Richard Warren ; tenth 

from Richard Warren. 
430. Mrs. Edward E. Capehart, tenth from Francis Cooke ; 

ninth from Francis Eaton, eighth from Samuel 

Eaton. 

432. Mrs. George W. Percy, eighth from John Alden, eighth 

from Stephen Hopkins. 

433. Miss Henrietta R. Anthony, eighth from John Alden. 

435. Miss Paulina Freeman, ninth from William Brewster. 

436. Miss Louise Freeman, ninth from William Brewster. 

439. Arthur C. Anthony, eighth from John Alden. 

440. David Thomas, seventh from John Howland ; eighth 

(2 lines) from Richard Warren. 
442. Miss Grace W. Slocum, ninth from Richard Warren. 
446. Mrs. Daniel K. Snow, eighth from John Alden. 

450. Miss Anna M. Latham, ninth from James Chilton, 

eighth from Mary Chilton ; tenth from James Chil- 
ton, ninth from Mary Chilton ; ninth from Francis 
Cooke ; ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth from 
Damaris Hopkins. 

451. Mrs. George A. Ward, ninth from James Chilton, 

eighth from Mary Chilton ; tenth from James Chil- 
ton, ninth from Mary Chilton ; ninth from Francis 
Cooke ; ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth from 
Damaris Hopkins. 



Reports from State Societies. 121 

452. Mrs. George Agry, Jr., eighth from John Alden ; ninth 
(2 lines) from John Alden ; ninth from William 
Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster ; ninth from 
Thomas Rogers ; ninth from Richard Warren. 

466. Mrs. Henry R. Plimpton, 2d, ninth from John Alden ; 

ninth from William Brewster ; tenth (2 lines) from 
William Brewster ; tenth from Stephen Hopkins, 
ninth from Constance Hopkins ; tenth from John 
Howland. 

467. Miss Harriet A. Shaw, eighth from Peter Brown ; 

eighth from Francis Cooke ; seventh from John 
Howland ; ninth from Degory Priest. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

The following Standing Committees have been appointed 
by the Board of Assistants for the year 1 898-1 899 : — 

M embersl dp : Howland Davis, Pelham Winslow Warren, 
Roderick Terry, William Milne Grinnell, Thomas Lincoln 
Manson, Jr. 

Finance: William L. Bull, Augustus L. Hutchins, William 
Ripley Strong, Frederick C. Seabury, George H. Warren. 

Publication: Frederick H. Hatch, Henry Clark Coe, 
Henry Herbert Warren, James Dougal Bissell, M.D., Wyllys 
Terry. 

Exercises: Waldo Hutchins, George Herbert Warren, 
Jared Weed Bell, William H. Doty, William W. Ellsworth. 

Entertainment : Walter S. Allerton, Mrs. Daniel M. Stim- 
son, Mrs. Hobart H. Porter, Jr., Mrs. Richard H. Greene, 
James Le Baron Willard. 

Room and Property : J. Bayard Backus, Mrs. Russell Sage, 
Mrs. Edward L. Norton, Robert Sage Sloan, Henry Colvin 
Brewster. 

Genealogical : Edward L. Norton, Henry R. Howland, 
Henry Farnam Dimock, Hamilton B. Tompkins, Alonzo 
Howard Clark. 

Members Elected. 
February 1, 1899. 

517. Alden Freeman, Orange, N. J., ninth from John Alden. 

518. Mrs. Almeric Paget, New York City, ninth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 



122 Reports from State Societies. 

February 28, 1899. 

519. Mrs. William D. Bishop, Jr., Bridgeport, Conn., ninth 

from Francis Cooke. 

520. Mrs. Benton McConnell, Hornellsville, N. Y., eighth 

from William Brewster. 

521. Mrs. James L. Morgan, Jr., Brooklyn, ninth from John 

Howland. 

522. William M. Adams, Brooklyn, eighth from William 

Bradford. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
February 20, 1899. 

193. Mrs. Charles William Barnum, Lime Rock, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

194. Mrs. Edward Joseph Pearson, Hartford, ninth from 

William Brewster. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

On Tuesday evening, January 31, 1899, the Society gave a 
dinner at the Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia, in honor of the 
Governor General, Hon. Henry E. Howland. Hon. Winslow 
Warren, Deputy Governor General from Massachusetts, and 
Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., were also present and 
made addresses. 

Members Elected. 
February 1, 1899. 

106. Miss Alice Nicholson Coates, Philadelphia, tenth from 

John Howland. 

107. George Champlin Mason, Ardmore, ninth from John 

Howland. 
March 1, 1899. 

108. Mrs. Henry Carney Register, Ardmore, seventh from 

George Soule. 

109. Mrs. Joseph Harrison Brazier, Philadelphia, seventh 

from George Soule. 

no. Jay Bucknell Lippincott, Philadelphia, ninth from Wil- 
liam Bradford. 

in. Henry Thomas Kent, Clifton Heights, seventh from 
Francis Cooke. 

112. Miss Louise Leonard Kent, Clifton Heights, eighth 
from John Alden. 



Reports from State Societies. 123 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
January, 1899. 
44. Mrs. Henry La B. Jayne, eighth from John Howland. 
105. Miss Josephine Lippincott, tenth from Richard Warren. 

February, 1899. 

no. Jay B. Lippincott, tenth from Richard Warren. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Donations to the Library. 

"Walworths of America," and Hayward's "History of 
Gilsum, N. H.," both from Mrs. Henry C. Purmort. 
" Clarke-Clark Genealogy," from Walter M. Howland. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
February, 1899. 
37. James N. Hyde, M.D., eighth from William Bradford ; 

ninth from Thomas Rogers. 
49. Mrs. Carl W. Preston, tenth from James Chilton, ninth 

from Mary Chilton. 
58. Mrs. Thomas F. Withrovv, seventh from John Alden ; 
seventh from Stephen Hopkins ; eighth from Richard 
Warren. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 

At a meeting of the Board of Assistants, held February 
17, 1899, Rev. John Hugh Ely was elected Elder of the 
Society. 

Members Elected. 
February 17, 1899. 

24. Mrs. Albert Hayden Chatfield, Cincinnati, eighth from 

Edward Fuller, seventh from Samuel Fuller. 

25. Rev. John Hugh Ely, Cincinnati, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
February, 1899. 

4. Herbert Jenney, seventh from John Alden ; eighth 
from Francis Cooke; sixth from Edward Doty; 
eighth from Stephen Hopkins, seventh from Dama- 
ns Hopkins ; eighth from Thomas Rogers, seventh 
from Joseph Rogers. 






1 24 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

10. Henry C. Yergason, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 
eighth from Constance Hopkins. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

At the regular meeting held Tuesday, February 21, 1899, 
addresses were made by Historian General Richard Henry 
Greene and Mr. William Wallace Case. 

A committee was appointed to co-operate with other 
patriotic societies, with a view to securing a room in the 
proposed Carnegie Library as headquarters for all such 
societies. 

Members Elected. 
January 10, 1899. 

35. Mrs. Frank Friday Fletcher, Washington, ninth from 

William Bradford. 

36. Mrs. William Henry Claflin, Boston, Mass., ninth from 

William Bradford. 

February 21, 1899. 

37. Mrs. Oscar Lawrence Hascy, Albany, N. Y., ninth from 

John Alden. 

38. Miss Marion Oscar Barnes, Colorado Springs, Col., 

ninth from John Alden. 

39. Mrs. Frank Sherman Smith, Washington, eighth from 

John Alden. 

40. George Rochford Stetson, Washington, seventh from 

John Alden. 

41. Jerome Fletcher Johnson, Washington, seventh from 

John Alden. 

42. Solomon Elmer Faunce, Washington, seventh from 

William Bradford. 

43. Mrs. Medad Chattman Martin, Washington, ninth from 

Edward Fuller, eighth from Samuel Fuller. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 

[ This department is limited to subjects connected with Pilgrim genealogy and history. 
Queries can be inserted for subscribers only.] 

Mayflower Genealogies. — The Massachusetts Society 
is to begin the compilation of the genealogies of the May- 
flower passengers and all of their descendants, in all male 
and female branches. This work will be under the direction 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 125 

of the Committee on Historical Research, and especial at- 
tention will first be given to perfecting the early generations, 
in order that a reliable foundation for future work may be 
established. 

Meantime the later generations will not be neglected, all 
available material being collected and filed, for use as oppor- 
tunity offers. 

The Society already has in its possession a large amount 
of unpublished data. In order to render this material avail- 
able for all persons wishing to perfect lines of descent from 
Mayflower passengers, the Committee will, on receipt of a 
fee of two dollars, cause a preliminary examination of the 
Society's records to be made, and if the desired information 
is not thus found, suggestions as to additional research will 
be given. All communications in regard to this work should 
be addressed to the Editor. 

Foreign Research Fund (see pp. 61, 62). — The follow- 
ing subscriptions have been received : Mrs. Burr Porter, $5 ; 
Mrs. Oliver Ditson, $5 ; Frederick W. Parker, $25 ; Sumner 
B. Pearmain, $5 ; George H. Earle, Jr., $10; Jeremiah Rich- 
ards, $5; Mrs. James Moses, $5. 

The Preparation of Pedigree Papers. — In order to 
secure uniformity in pedigree papers, and to make sure that 
all applicants avail themselves of the opportunity for getting 
correct information, the Massachusetts Society will hereafter 
require that all dates given in an applicant's papers shall cor- 
respond with those published in The Mayflower Descend- 
ant prior to the time of filing the pedigree papers with the 
Society. The proper references to the volume and page of 
the magazine must also be given. 

Another important rule in the interest of uniformity and 
simplicity is, that no pedigree paper will be accepted unless the 
line of descent begins with one of the following twenty-two 
names : John Alden, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, William 
Bradford, William Brewster, Peter Brown, James Chilton, 
Francis Cooke, Edward Doty, Francis Eaton, Edward Fuller, 
Dr. Samuel Fuller, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland, Degory 
Priest, Thomas Rogers, Henry Samson, George Soule, Myles 
Standish, Richard Warren, William White, Edward Winslow. 

A single example will suffice to show the necessity for this 
rule. Every descendant of John Alden is also a descendant 
of William and Alice Mullins and their daughter Priscilla. 
Hence the filing of a pedigree paper proving descent from 
John Alden must necessarily prove descent also from his 
wife Priscilla and from her parents, and it would be a waste 



126 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

of time and a useless multiplication of papers to file a sepa- 
rate set of papers for each of these four ancestors. After 
an Alden paper is accepted, the applicant's record is made 
according to the following form : — 

Ninth in descent from William and Alice Mullins. 
Eighth in descent from John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden. 

Papers showing descent from any one of the persons named 
in the foregoing list will cover all known Mayflower ances- 
tors, and make the applicant's record complete without far- 
ther action on his part. 

The Hartford Bible. — In view of the many inquiries 
received as to the trustworthiness of the annotations refer- 
ring to the Pilgrims in this Bible, it seems advisable to say, 
in advance of a critical study which will appear in a future 
issue of this magazine, that the book adds nothing to the 
knowledge of Pilgrim genealogy or history. Its alleged 
additions cannot be substantiated. It deserves no approval 
by critical scholars. 

Governor Bradford's History "Of Plimoth Plan- 
tation." — Every Mayflower descendant will be interested 
to know that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has pub- 
lished an edition of Bradford's History, containing, in addi- 
tion to the text, a full account of the proceedings incident to 
the return of the original manuscript to Massachusetts. The 
book also contains portraits of U. S. Senator George F. Hoar, 
Ambassador Thomas F. Bayard, the Archbishop of Canter- 
bury, the Bishop of London, Gov. Roger Wolcott, and Gov. 
Edward Winslow, with five illustrations from the manuscript 
itself. This beautiful book of five hundred and fifty-five pages 
can be obtained for the sum of one dollar, by addressing the 
Secretary of the Commonwealth, State House, Boston, Mass. 
If the book is to be sent by mail, thirty-two cents must be 
added for postage. 

The Mayflower Ascendants. — In the following list 
will be found the name of every Mayflower passenger from 
whom descent has been proved : — 

John Alden (see also under William Mullins). 

Isaac Allerton and 

Mary (Norris) Allerton, his wife. 

Remember (Allerton) Maverick and 

Mary (Allerton) Cushman, daughters of Isaac and Mary. 

John Billington and 

Eleanor ( ) Billington, his wife. 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 127 

Francis Billington, son of John and Eleanor. 
William Bradford. 
William Brewster and 

Mary ( ) Brewster, his wife. 

Love Brewster, son of William and Mary. 
Peter Brown. 
James Chilton and 

Chilton, his wife. 

Mary (Chilton) Winslow, daughter of James and his wife. 

Francis Cooke. 

John Cooke, son of Francis. 

Edward Doty. 

Francis Eaton and 

Sarah ( ) Eaton, his wife. 

Samuel Eaton, son of Francis and Sarah. 
Edward Fuller and 

Fuller, his wife. 

Samuel Fuller, son of Edward and his wife. 
Dr. Samuel Fuller. 
Stephen Hopkins and 

Elizabeth ( ) Hopkins, his wife. 

Gyles Hopkins and ) children of Stephen by his 

Constance (Hopkins) Snow, ] first wife. 

Damaris (Hopkins) Cooke, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth. 

John Howland (see also under John Tilley). 

William Mullins and 

Alice ( ) Mullins, his wife. 

Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, daughter of William and Alice. 

Degory Priest. 

Thomas Rogers. 

Joseph Rogers, son of Thomas. 

Henry Samson. 

George Soule. 

Myles Standish. 

John Tilley. 

Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, daughter of John. 

Richard Warren. 

William White and 

Susanna (Fuller) White, his wife. 

Resolved White and 

Peregrine White, sons of William and Susanna. 

Edward Winslow. 

Mayflower Relics. — The Editor is compiling a list of 
articles supposed to have been brought over in the Mayflower, 
and requests that any one who knows of such relics will send 



128 Book Notes. 

him a description of each article, with its history, and the 
name and address of the present owner. 

Queries. 

6. Eaton. What was the maiden name of Elizabeth, the 
first wife of Samuel 2 Eaton (Francis 1 ) ? They were married 
prior to 20 March, 1647, and had one child living in 165 1.* 
Elizabeth died before 1661. B. S. E. 

7. Standish — Cobb. Who were the parents of Rachel 
Cobb, born 8 December, 1702, died 24 June, 1769 (both dates 
from family Bible), married Moses 4 Standish (Ebenezer 3 , 
Alexander 2 , Myles : ), of Plympton ? P. F. R. 

8. Chandler. Who were the parents of Lieut. Zebedee 
Chandler, of Plympton (born October, 17 12, died 2 Decem- 
ber, 1777), who married first, Lydia Loring, 8 August, 
1737 ; second, Repentance (Lucas) Bennett, 16 August, 
1761 ? F. W. P. 

9. Warren. When were Richard 3 and Jabez 3 Warren 
(Nathaniel 2 , Richard 1 ) born ? How old were they when they 
died ? Is there any deposition or other record giving the age 
of either at any period ? A. L. B. 



BOOK NOTES. 



The Richmond Family, 1594- 1896. By Joshua Bailey 
Richmond. Boston, 1897. Imperial 8vo, pp. xviii-l-614. 
Price, $7.50. For sale by the compiler, at 114 State Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

In this beautiful work Mr. Richmond has preserved in 
permanent form the data collected in fifteen years of careful 
research. Nearly eighteen thousand names, including over 
eleven hundred descendants, of female Richmonds, are men- 
tioned in the book, and its value and interest are greatly 
enhanced by the numerous insertions, fac-similes of deeds, 
commissions, and other old documents. It is handsomely 
bound in russet leather and canvas, and the paper is deckle- 
edged, with broad margins, head-bands, and initials. 

This genealogy is of especial interest to Mayflower de- 
scendants, as John 2 , Richmond (John 1 ) married Abigail 3 
Rogers (John 2 , Thomas 1 ), and thus a very large proportion 
of the eighteen thousand persons mentioned in the book are 
descended from Thomas Rogers, of the Mayflower. 

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Vol. I. JULY, 1899. No. 3. 



THE WILL OF PEREGRINE WHITE. 

Communicated by Hervey N. P. Hubbard, Curator and Librarian of the 
Pilgrim Society, Plymouth, Mass. 

The original will of Peregrine White is in the collection at 
Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass. It is loaned to the Pilgrim 
Society by the courtesy of Mr. William T. Davis, to whom 
it belongs, and who has allowed it to be photographed 
for this magazine. The will is written on paper twelve by 
fifteen inches in size, and is well preserved. It was probated 
August 14, 1707, and recorded in Book 2, page 48, Nathaniel 
Thomas being Judge of probate at that time. The copy is 
made from the original will. 

The fourteenth day of July Anno Domini one thousand seven 
hundred and four. 

I Peregrine White of Marshfleld in y e County of Plimouth in 
New England Being aged and under many Weaknesses and 
Bodily Infirmities But of Sound disposing mind and memory 
praises be Rendered to Almighty God therefore yet in dayly 
Expectation of my Great Change Do therefore hereby make 
and Declare this my last Will and Testament hereby Revok- 
ing and making null any former Will or Wils by me hereto- 
fore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament 
and no other — 

Imprimis I Humbly Commit my Soul to Almighty God 
that Gave it and my Body to decent Buriall when it Shall 
Please him to take me hence And Touching my Worldly 
Estate which it hath pleased the Lord to Bless me with my 
Will and meaning is that y e same Shall be Imployed and dis- 

129 



130 The Will of Peregrine White. 

posed as folio weth that is to say after my just debts and 
funerall expenses are payd and discharged by my Executors 
hearafter named the same shall be Imployed as herein is ex- 
pressed Item I Give and Bequeath to Sarah my welbeloved 
Wife all my Goods and Chattels not otherways disposed of 
by this my Will the same to be for her Support and Comfort 
for and during y e term of her naturall Life. Item I having 
already by Deed under my hand and Seal Dated the 19 th day 
of August 1674 Given and Confirmed to my Eldest Son Dan- 
iel White my Tenement or Homestead with other my land 
and Rights of Land in y e Township of Marshfield with y e 
Exceptions and Reservations therein mentioned — All which 
lands and premisses I hereby further Confirm unto him accord- 
ing to y e true meaning of y e said Deed And I do hereby 
further Give and Bequeath to my said Son Daniell my Great 
table and fourms my Joynworke Bedstead and Cupboard 
Also I Give unto my said Son Daniel y e one moiety or half 
of my lands and Rights of land in y e Township of Middle- 
borough Always provided that in Consideration thereof he 
the said Daniel Keep for the use of my said wife both Sumer 
and Winter one Cow during y e life of my said wife Item I 
having enjoyned y e said Daniel to pay unto my Daughters 
Sarah and Mercy each of them y e sum of Ten pounds as in y e 
above Recited Deed is mentioned. It is my will that what is 
behind and unpaid by him be duly paid to them out of his 
Estate according to y e meaning of y e said Deed. Item I 
Give and Bequeath the other moiety or . half my land and 
Rights of land in y e Township of Middleborough to my two 
sons Jonathan and Peregrine to be equally parted betweene 
them I further Give to my said son Jonathan my Rapier 
and to his Eldest son I Give my Gun. Item It is my will 
that all my said Goods and Chattels that shall be remaining 
at my wife her decease be Equally parted betweene my four 
children namely Jonathan Peregrine Sarah and Mercy And 
further it is my will that Sarah my wife enjoy that part of y e 
Dwelling house that I now live in and enjoy And I hereby 
Give her the one third of y e Rents and profits of y e lands con- 
tayned in y e above Recited Deed to hold to her during y e term 
of her Naturall life And lastly I hereby nominate and Ap- 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 131 

point my said Wife and my said Eldest Son Daniel joynt 
Executors of this my last Will and Testament And do Re- 
quest my Good friends and Neighbours Samuel Sprague 
Senior and John Dogget to be overseers thereof and be help- 
full in y e advising my wife to such methods as may conduce 
to her comfortable subsistance while she lives In Testimony 
whereof and in confirmation of y e promisses I y e said Pere- 
grine White have hereunto set my hand and seal on y e Day 
and year above Written. Item before sealing I Give to Each 
of my sd Daughters one painted chair and a cushion. 
Signed sealed and Declared P W (Seal) 

In y e Presence of The mark of Peregrine 

Sam 1 Sprague White 

Thomas Dogget 

Mary M Joyce 
her mark. 

Memorand That on the 14 th day of Aug 1 1704 The afore 
named Samuell Sprague Thomas Doggett & Mary Joyce 
made oath that the above named Perregreen White did signe 
seale & Declare the above written Instrument to be his last 
Will & Testament & that he was of Disposeing mind when 
he so did before me 

Nathaniel Thomas 

Judge of Probate 

Recorded in the 2 d booke of wills & 

Inventorys &c. Page 48 pr N Thomas 

Register 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS- 

{Continued from page 99.) 

[13] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN R 

Memorand : the twentysixt of august 1652 That Samuell 
Dunham in the behalfe of himselfe and his wife together 



132 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

with Gabriell ffallowell and Robert ffinney all of Plymouth 
Came before the Gov r and did covenant and give consent 
unto That Jonathan ffallowell sonne of Willam ffallowell 
deceased ; shalbee and dwell Remaine and continew with 
the said Robert ffinney untill hee bee twenty yeares of age ; 
being at the day of the date heerof about eight yeares old ; 
the said tearme of twenty yeares being fully accomplished 
hee is then to bee free ; And incase the said Robert ffinney 
or his wife shall depart this life before the said Tearme of 
twenty yeares bee expired ; that then notwithstanding the 
said Jonathan ffalloway shalbee and Remaine with him or 
her of them that shall survive untell the aforsaid tearme of 
twenty yeares bee fully accomplished and then to bee free ; 
provided alsoe that it shall not bee in the power of either 
Robert ffinney or his wife they or either of them to despose 
of the said Jonathan to any other pson or psons to bee with ; 
any pte of the aforsaid tearme of twenty yeares either while 
they or either of them live or at theire decease ; except it bee 
to work for and in the behalf of the said Robert or his wife 
for som smale time but alwaies to bee accounted as theires 
and under theire Goverment untell the said tearme of twenty 
yeares bee accomplished in mannor as abovesaid ; and incase 
both the said Robert ffenney and his wife shall both decease 
before the said tearme of twenty yeares bee expired ; That 
then the said Jonathan is free from the abovesaid engage- 
ment ; And the said Robert ffinney and his wife they or 
either of them that shall Survive untell the said tearm of 
twenty yeare or there abouts bee accomplished and expired 
shall find and provide unto and for the said Jonathan ffallo- 
well competent and sufficient meate drinke apparrell washing 
and lodging fitt for one in his degree and calling 

Know all men by these p r sents that I Thomas Pope of 
New Plymouth Cooper doe Remise Release acquite and dis- 
charge George Bonum of the Towne aforsaid husbandman 
hee his heires executors and adminestrators of and from all bills 
bonds debts dues specialties summes of money and demaunds 
whatsoever due owing and payable unto mee the said Thomas 
Pope from him the said George Bonum at any time whatso- 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 133 

ever from the begining of the world unto this p r sent day 

being the 30 th of October Anno 1652 

In Witnesse wherof I have heerunto ) ~, -n 

. . . r \ Thomas Pope 

put my hand in the p r sence of ) 

Nathaniell Morton Clarke 



[p. 14, blank] 



[15] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN R 

The following deed bearing date the one and twen- 
tieth of ffebrewary was shewed in the open court 
holden att Plymouth the 29 th of June 1652 and by 
the said court appointed to be Recorded 

This Indenture made the one and twentieth day of ffebrewary 
in the fourteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne 
Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland 
ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the faith &c Between 
Christopher Winter of the plantation of Scittuate in New 
England on the one pte ; and Josepth Coleman of the same 
plantation on the other pte Witnesseth that the said Chris- 
topher Winter for and in consideracon of the summe of 
twenty pounds of currant money of England to be paied unto 
the said Christopher Winter by the said Josepth Coleman ; 
hath barganed and sold and by these p r sents doth absolutely 
bargaine and sell unto the said Josepth and to his heires for 
ever all my house and Lott which was my brother John Win- 
ters which Lott conteineth by estemacon foure acres bee It 
more or lesse and all the mersh therunto belonging ; And 
alsoe a ten acars Lott allreddy layed out all which was given 
unto the said John Winter by the ffreemen of Scittuate ; in 
consideracon of which money above specified and paied at the 
sealing and delivery heerof ; I the said Christopher Winter 
doe by this p r sent Indenture Surrender up unto the said 
Josepth Coleman all my Right title and enterest in the house 
and Lott above mencioned ; in Witnesse wherof I have 



134 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

heerunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above 
written Christopher 

Sealed and delivered in the The mark of W | his seale 

p r sence of us Winter 

James Torrey 

John Winter 

Thomas Chambers 
Att the court abovesaid the said Christopher Winter came 
into the said court and owned and acknowlidged the above 
written deed to bee his acte and deed and gave consent it 
should bee Recorded 

[p. 1 6, blank] 

[17] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN R 

Memorandum the 20 th of October 1652 

That Nathaniell Masterson of manchester in the Jurisdic- 
tion of the massachusets in new England in america planter 
doth acknowlidge that for an in consideracon of two young 
steers to him alreddy delivered by John Churchill of the 
Towne of Plymouth in the Jurisdiction of New Plym : in 
new England Planter; hee hath barganed allianated and sold 
unto the said John Churchill a pcell of upland ground lying 
at Wellingsley in the Townshipp of Plymouth aforsaid being 
ten acres or therabouts bee it more or lesse which hee 
bought of John Dunham Junier together with all the houses 
out houses in and upon the said Land with all the ffences and 
ffencing upon the said Land with all and singulare the appur- 
tenances belonging unto the said Land or any pte or pcell 
therof onely all the apple trees excepted which the said 
Nathaniel Masterson hath sold unto Nathaniell Morton and 
the said John Churchill doth heerby give libertie unto the 
said Nathaniell Morton either by himselfe or any for him to 
take up and Remove the said apple trees at any time betwixt 
the day of the date heerof and the ordinary time of the tak- 
ing up and Removeing of trees in the spring of the yeare ; 
the said ten acres of Land bee it more or lesse with all the 
said houses ffences and all other emunities privilidges and 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 135 

appurtenances with all the said Nathaniell Masterson his 
Right title and enterest of and into the said p r mises and 
every pte and pcell therof the apple trees above mencioned 
excepted, to belonge unto the said John Churchill his heires and 
assignes for ever unto the onely pper use and behoofe of him 
the said John Churchill his heires and assignes for ever, pro- 
vided that the said John Churchill is to winter the said steers 
the following winter into the bargan and incase that one of them 
die before they are housed then the said John Churchill is to 
pay unto Nathaniell Masterson ten shillings if both die then 
twenty and according to the same Rate if either or both of 
them die before the first of May next ensuing the date heerof 
onely Nathaniell Masterson is to run the venter of the said 
steers ; and the said steers are to Run with the cattle of the 
said John Churchill the next summer and hee is to look unto 
them as his owne ; and incase any controversy shall fall out 
about the said land or appurtenances ; that then the said 
John Churchill is to cleare the said Nathaniell Masterson of 
whatsoever trouble shall or may fall in that behalfe ; onely 
whatsoever power the said Nathaniell hath to defend the 
Right and title that hee hath unto the said Land, hee doth 
by these p r sents convay over unto the said John Churchill ; 
in as full mannor as hee the said Nathaniell held it 

[18] 1652 BRADFORD GOVERNER 

Memorandum the 4 th of October 1652 
That Willam Merricke of Eastham in the Jurisdiccion of 
Plymouth in New England in america doth acknowlidge that 
he hath freely and absolutly sold and made over unto Gorge 
Partrich of Duxburrow in the Jurisdiction of Plym : aforsaid 
Tailer ; all the Right title and enterest that hee either hath 
or for the future may have unto all or any Lands meddowes 
or any appurtenances belonging unto them ; at the new plan- 
tation graunted unto Duxburrow ; called and knowne by the 
name of Satuckquett or therabouts ; to have and to hold 
The said lands meddows and all and singulare the appurte- 
nances belonging therunto unto the said Gorg Partrich his 
heires and assignes forever to appertaine unto the onely pper 



136 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

use and behoofe of him the said Gorge Partrich his heires and 
assignes for ever Morover the said Willam Merrick doth 
acknowlidge that the said Gorge Partrich hath fully paied and 
satisfyed him for his said Right and title in the abovesaid 
Lands Meddowes &c 

This bargane and sale of land 
was acknowlidged by both pties 
before Captaine Miles Standish 
the day and yeare above written ; 

[19] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN R 

This writing underneath was Recorded 

by order from the governor the 27 of October 1652, 
Wee have graunted to Nathaniell Masterson our Lands in 
Wellingsley with our house there and the fences and the 
mersh and the upland in the woods ; Reserving our trees 
for John Wood to enioy for our good and his, to bee Re- 
moved the next autume ; And this wee doe upon consider- 
acon ; agreed betweeneus the 15 th day of the fift month 1648 
and heerunto have sett our hands 
The trees are to bee Ralph Smith 

Johns whiles they beare and Mary Smith her M marke 

and halfe the fruite 
to bee sent to Boston 
for us while either of 
us live if God please 

Memorand the day and yeare first above written ; That Na- 
thaniell Masterson above mencioned doth acknowlidge that 
for such consideracon as wherwith hee is satisfyed hee hath 
freely and absolutely made over unto John Wood of Plymouth 
senior ; all his Right hee hath in the one halfe of all the 
mersh meddow hee hath att goose point neare plym : afor- 
said ; which said mersh the said Nathaniell bought of his 
fatherinlaw M r Smith To have and to hold the said one 
halfe of the said marsh and all the appurtenances belonging 
therunto unto the onely pper use of the said John Wood 
his heires and assignes for ever to belonge unto the onely 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 137 

pper use and behoofe of him the said John Wood his heires 
and assignes for ever ; 

The Range betweene the Lands of Samuell Eaton and Wid- 
dow Brewster by agreement of both pties Runeth North west 
and by west ; and south east and by East the line being Run 
by John Alden 

Phillip Delanoy 

and henery Sampson 

[21] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN K 

A deed appointed to bee Recorded 
To all Christian people to whom these p r sents shall come 
Thomas Allyn of Barnstable within the Goverment of new 
Plymouth in New England in america yeoman sendeth greet : 
&c 

Know yea that I the said Thomas Allyn for and in consider- 
ation of sixty five pound sterling to mee in hand paid by 
Lieutenant Mathew ffuller and Samuell ffuller both of Barn- 
stable aforesd planters wherof and wherwith I doe acknowl- 
idge my selfe fully satisfyed and payed and therof and of 
every pte and pcell therof doe for myselfe and my heires ex- 
ecutors and adminestrators and every of them exownarate 
acquite and discharg the said Lieutenant Mathew ffuller and 
Samuell ffuller themselves and theires heires executors and 
adminestrators and every of them for ever by these p r sents ; 
have freely and absolutely given graunted barganed sold en- 
feofed and confeirmed and by these p r sents doe give graunt 
bargan sell and confeirme unto the said Lieutenant Matthew 
ffuller and Samuell ffuller them theire heires and assignes for 
ever all that my Lands lying and being in Barnstable aforsaid 
conteining nine score acres of upland and four score acres of 
mersh meddow bee it more or bee it lesse with all and singu- 
lare the appurtenances to all the said p r mises belonging ; 
seaven score acres of the said upland lying upon the mayne 
adioyning to Sandwidge bounds on the norwest side therof ; 
and on the southeast to a p r cell of Land somtimes Samuell 
houses but now in the possession of the said Samuell ffuller 



138 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

butting northeast upon the mersh and southwest into the 
woods and forty acres of the said upland lying upon Scauton 
neck adioyning to Sandwidge bounds, Norwest ptely to the 
mersh and ptly to an acre of Land somtimes Thomas Shaues 
now in the possession of the said Mathewand Samuell ffuller 
Southeast and buting upon the sea Northeast and on the 
Mersh Southwest ; and forty six acres of the aforsaid mersh 
bounded Norwest by Sandwidge bounds ; Southeast by ptly 
upon that mersh which was Isacke Robensons now Thomas 
Dexters and ptly upon what was Austine Beirces ; and north- 
east by Scauton and Southwest by the aforsaid upland on the 
mayne and thirty and three acres of mersh bounded Norwest 
upon Scauton and ptly upon what was Willam Crockers 
mersh but now the said Mathew and Samuell ffullers South- 
east upon John halls mersh northeast upon Sandy necke and 
Southwest upon the Creeke To have and to hold all the said 
nine-score acres of upland [23] upland and eighty acres of 
mersh bee it more or bee it lesse with all and singulare the 
appurtenances to all the said p r mises belonging and alsoe all 
buildings and edifices upon the said p r mises and all and every 
theire appurtenances whatsoever unto the said Lieutenant 
Mathew ffuller and Samuell ffuller theire heires and assignes 
for ever ; and to the onely pper use of them the said Mathew 
ffuller and Samuell ffuller theire heires and assignes for ever 
To bee holden according to the privilidges of our pattent 
graunted to New Plymouth by his late Ma tie as of his Mannor 
of East Greenwidge in the Countey of Kent in the Realme of 
England in free and common Sockage and not in capite and 
by Knights service by the Rents and services therof due and 
of Right accustomed ; and with warrantice against all people 
whatsoever from by or under mee the said Thomas Allyn 
mine heires executors and adminestrators or any of us claim- 
ing any use Right title or enterest of or in the said p r mises 
or any pte or pcell therof And I the said Thomas Allyn doe 
by these p r sents make good the sale therof and of every pte 
and pcell therof ; And I the said Thomas Allyn doe alsoe 
covenant promise and graunt by these prsents that it shall 
and may bee lawfull to and for the said lieutenant Mathew 
ffuller and Samuell ffuller theire heires or assignes by them- 



Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 139 

selves or theire attorney to enrowle these p r sents or cause 
them to bee enrowled in the court att Plymouth aforsaid be- 
fore the Gov r for the time being according to the usuall man- 
nor and order of Recording and enrowling evidences in such 
cases provided, In Wittnes wherof I the said Thomas Allyn 
have heerunto sett my hand and Seale This 2 cond of October 
Anno Dom : 1652 
Sealed and delivered Thomas Allyn 

in the p r sence of Winnefred Allyn (Seal) 

Thomas Hinckley 
Samuell Mayo 
John Dickinson 

Att the generall court holden att New Plymouth the 4 th of 
October 1652 M is Winnefred Allyn the wife of M r Thomas 
Allyn came into the said court and gave her free consent 
unto the sale of the abovesaid Lands and Meddows and theire 
appurtenances and in wittnes therof sett her hand unto the 
deed above written accordingly as is above entered 

( To be continued?) 



PLYMOUTH BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS- 

Literally transcribed from the Original Records at Plymouth, Mass., 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

On the title page of the oldest book is written, in a very 
bold hand : 

PLIMOUTH TOWNE BOOK 

FOR BIRTHS MARRIAGES 

AND BURIALS 

ANO DOMINIE 

1699 

THOMAS FAUNCE 

TOWNE CLERK 

On the back of this leaf is written : 

on y e 3 d Day of June 171 5, The Metinghouse at plimouth 
was mu(worn) The Thunder 



140 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

on The 4 th day of ffebruary 1722-3 was a Dreadfull (worn) 
Raised the Tide 3 or 4 foot higher Then had ben \iTio(worn) 

The next page seems, from its earlier date, to have been the 
original title page. It has the following inscription : 

PLIMOUTH TOWNE 

BOOKE 

ANO DOMINE 1696-7 

FOR BIRTHS BURIALS 

AND MARRIAGES 

PER THOMAS FFAUNCE 

TOWNE CLERKE 

These three pages contain also much scribbling in various 
hands. 

The numbering of the pages begins with that on the back 
of the second title page. The third leaf, containing the sec- 
ond and third pages, is missing. The original paging is indi- 
cated by numerals enclosed in brackets, and inserted before 
the first word of each page. 

[P. 1] 

The Children of Mr. John Co(*)ton pastore of the 

of plimouth and of mistres Joanna Cotton his wife 

1 John borne at guilford in Conecticut Colony August (*)3 th 

2 Elzabeth Borne att guilford August the 6 th 1663 

3 Sarah borne att Marthins vinyard January the 17 th 1665 
She dyed at guilford September the 8 th 1669 

4 Bowland borne at plimouth december the 27 th 1667. 

5 Sarah borne at plimouth Aprill y e 5 th 1670 

6 Maria borne at plimouth Jannuary the 14 th 1671 

7 A Son borne at plimouth September the 28 th 1674 
he dyed the day following September the 29 th 

8 Josiah borne at bostorn September the 10 th 1675 
he dyed at plimouth January 9 th 1676. 

9 Samuel borne February 10 th 1677 : 

he dyed at plimouth December the 23 th 1682 
10 Josiah borne at plimouth January the 8 th 1679 

* Worn. 



Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 141 

11 Theophilos borne at plimouth May the 5 th 1682 
Abraham Peirce son of Abraham Peirce & Rebeckah his w(*) 
was born January 1638. Deceased January 1718! 

Mehitabel Nelson born Aprill the 5 th 1670 
(Pages 2 and 3 are missing) 

[p- 4] 

The Children off Eliazur Downham and Bathshaba his Wif(*) 

1 Eliazur borne the 15 th day of Janawary 1682 

2 Nathannell borne the 20 th day of March 1685 Decasd feb(*) 

3 Mercy borne the 10th day of december 1686 

4 Israil born October 1789 % 

5 Elisha born in August 1692 

6 Josiah born June 1794 % 

7 Barshua born Aprill 26 1696 

8 Susannah born in June 1698 

9 Joshua born Aprill first 1701 

The Children of John Cobb and martha Cobb his Wife 

1 John Borne the 24 th of august 1662 

2 patience borne the 10 th of august 1668 

3 Ebenezor borne the 9 th day august 1671 

4 Elisha Borne the 3 th of aprill 1679 

5 James Borne the 20 th of July 1682 

The Children of Thomas Clerk and Rebeckah his Wife 

1 Suzannah Borne the 21 day feburay 1684 

2 Thomas Borne the 25 th day of desember 1685 

The Children of Thomas Clarke & Elizabeth Clarke his wife 
Josiah Born on the 15 th of december 1690 
Eliazebeth born 12 day of July 1692 
Rebeckah born June y e 2 d 1694 

The Children of The above Named Thomas Clark & Susanah 
his Wife 

1 Annah born January 24 1700 

2 Abigail born on the 9 th of december 1701 

3 Sarah born february 10 I7a| 

♦Worn. 

t The birth and death were both entered at the same time. 

% These are plainly mistakes of the town Clerk for 1689 and 1694. 



142 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

John atwood Son to Nathanill atwood and Mary his wife 

1 was born the first day of may 1684 

2 Elizabeth born the 24 th of Aprill 1687 

3 Joannah born the 27 th of february 1689 deceased March 

30 i6 9 (*) 

4 Mary borne on the 26 of aprill 1691 

5 Nathaniell borne on the 3 d of October 1693 

6 Isaac born on the 29 december 1695 

7 Barnabus born on the 1 day of January 169I 

8 Joannah born June 8 th 1700 

[p. 5] 

The Chldren of Nathaniell Southworth & Desier his Wif 

1 Constant borne the 12 th day of august 1674 

2 Mary Born the 3 th day of aprill 1676 Decea d being y e wife 

of Jo : Rider Feb r y 2 nd 1757 

3 Ichabod born Aboute the midle of march 1678 

4 Nathaniell born the 18 th day of. may 1684 

The Chldren of Elkanah Cushman and Elizabeth his wife 

1 Elkanah born the 15 th day of September 1678 

2 Jams born the 20 th of October 1679 

3 Jabes born the 28 th of december 168 1 
died the may following 1682 

The Children of Elkanah Cushman and Martha his Wife 

1 Allerton born the 21 th day of November 1683 

2 Elizabeth born the 17 th day of Janawary 1685 

3 Josiah born the 21 th of March 168 \ 
Mehittable borne October the 8 th 1693 

The Children of Joseph ffaunce and Juduth his Wife 

1 hannah born the 12 th of Jun 1678 

2 Mary born the 2 day of June 1681 

3 John born the 3 day of december 1683 

4 mercy born the 30 th of June 1686 
Shee dyed the 26 of Aprill 1687 

5 Mehittale born May 27 th 1689 

6 Joseph borne May 21 1693 

7 Eliazar born ffebruary 6 169I 

* Worn. 



Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 143 

8 Thomas born July 15 1698 

9 Benjamin born february 17^1703 : deseased June 28 th 1704 

[p. 6] 

The Chil of Abraham Jacson Junor and Margareat his wif (*) 

1 Abraham borne the 9 th day december 1686 

2 Samuel Borne August y e 15 th 1689 

3 Sarah Borne february y e 14 th 1691 Deseased May 4 th i6(*) 

4 Israiel Borne December 11 th 1693 

5 Lidia Borne March y e 22 d 1696 

6 Seth Borne June y e 7 th 1698 

The Children of Edward Doty Senior and Sarah his Wife 

1 Edward born the 20 th of May 1664 

2 Sarah born the 9 th day of June 1666 

3 John born the 4 th day of august 1668 

4 Mary & martha born the 9 th day of July 1671 

5 

6 Elizabeth born the 22 of december 1673 

7 patience born the 7 th of July 1676 

8 mercy born the 6 th of febuawary 1678 
Shee dyed the last day of november 1682 

9 Samuel born the 17 th of may 1681 

10 mercy born the 23 of September 1684 

11 Benjamin Born the 30 th of may 1689 

The Children of Gorg bonan Junor and Elizabeth his w(*) 

1 Elizabeth born the 18 th day of June 1684 

2 Samuell born the 15 th day of October 1686 
he deceaced the 9 th day of January 1686 

4 Ruth borne the 29 th december 1688 

5 Ann born November 28 1690 

6 Sarah born July 27 1693 

7 Lidiah born October 20 1696 

8 Ebonazar born march 3 d 1699 

9 Suzannah born Aprill 25 1702 

The Child of Thomas Doty and Mary his wife 
Hannah Doty was born December 1675 

* Worn. 



144 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

The Child of Jerusha Finney, daught r of Robert Finney 
Lydia Finney, Born Decemb r 8. 1747. 



The Child of Elizabeth Wood Widdow 
Mary Wood, Born Jan r y 12. 174I 

[p. 7] 

The Children of Isaak Lobdell and Sarah lobdell his Wife 

1 a daughter born the 13 th of february 1680 
Shee dyed the 22 th of the Same month 

2 Sarah : born the 27 th of September 1682 

3 Martha: Born the 24 th of february 1684 
She died the 13 th of aprill 1686 

4 Samuell born the 17 th day of february 1686 : 87 

The Children of John Doty & Elizabeth his Wife 

1 John Born the 24 th of August 1668 

2 Edward Born the 28 th of June 167 1 

3 Jacob Born the 27 th of May 1673 

4 Elizabeth Born the 10 th of ffebruary 167I 

5 Isaac Born the 25 th of October 1678 

6 Samuell Born the Last of Januawary 1682 

7 Elisha Born the 13 th of July 1686 

8 Josiah borne in October 1689 

9 Martha borne in October 1692 

The Children of John Rickard Junor & mary Rickard his wife 

1 John born the last of february 1679 

2 Mercy born the 3 th day of february 1682 

3 John born the 3 th day of february 1684 

4 Ester borne the first of aprill 1691 
James Born September 25 (or 26 ?) 1696 * 

[p. 8] 

The Children of Josiah Morton and of Suzannah Morton his 
Wife 

1 Suzannah born the first day of ffebruary 1686 
Shee dyed the first day of March 1687 

2 Josiah born the 13 th of Aprill 1688 

* Between Ester and James space was left for two more names. 



Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 145 

3 Suzannah born the first day of September 1690 

4 Henerey born on the 7 th day of January 1692 he deceased 

in Novem 1697 

The Children John Briant Junor & Sarah Briant his Wife 

1 John Born the first of September 1678 

2 Jams born the 26 th of July 1682 

3 Ruth born the 26 th of September 1685 

4 Sarah born the 28 th of february 1688 

5 Joanah born on the 13 th of november 1690 

6 George born on the 3 d of desember 1693 

The Children of John Gray and Joanah his wife 
Edward Borne the 21 day of September 1687. 
he dyed the 20 th of february 1687-88 
Mary born the 7 th of december 1688. desceased on the 

17 th of March 1703 
Ann Born the 5 th of Agust 1691 
desire borne on the first day of desember i6g(*) 
Shee deceased on the 6 th of december 1695 
Joannah born the 29 th of January 169! 
Samuel born on the 23 d of desember 170J 
Marcey born on the 4 th of february i7of 

[p. 9] 

The Children of John Churchill and Rebeckah Churchill his 
Wife 

1 Elizabeth Borne the 7 th day of October 1687 

2 Rebeckah borne August 29 th 1689 

3 John borne december 20 th 1691 

4 Sarah borne ffebruary 10 th 1695 

5 Hannah borne 27 th of Aprill 1697 

The Child of John Sturtevant and hannah Stirtevant his Wife 
1 hannah Borne the tenth day of Aprill 1687. 
on A Sabbath day att 4 Clock afternone 

The Child of John King and Hannah King his Wife 
Amariah King was born March 4. 1752. 
was Born in Plymouth — 

♦ Worn. 



146 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

William Green Sone to William Gren 

and Elizabeth his wife was born the 24 th of April! 1684 

[p. 10] 

The Children of John Mordow and Lidiah Mordow his Wife 

1 John Borne the 13 th of december 1687 
he dyed the 8 th of Januawary 1687 

2 : Jonat borne the 3 d of febraary 1689 deceased Aprill 24 th 

1697 

3 : John Borne June the 8 th 1691 

4: James Borne June 13 th 1693 at 3 of the clock in the 
afterno(*) : he deceased March the 11 th 169I 

5 : Robert born on the 14 of March i6f he deceased July 
28 : 1699 

6 : Robert born October 8 th 1699 ne deceased 7 weks after 

7 James born January 14 169I att 11 Clock at Night 

8 Thomas borne on the 19 of november 1701 att 8 Clock at 
nigh(*) 

The Children of John Drew and hannah Drew his Wife 

1 Elizabeth borne the 5 th day of february 1673 

2 John borne the 29 th of August 1676 

3 Samuel borne the 21 of february 1678 

4 Thomas borne the 1 day of may 1681 

5 Nicolus borne about the middle of October 1684 

6 Lemuell borne August the 4 th 1687 

The Children of James Easdell, & Rebeckah his wife 

l \ 

2 - / (No names were entered) 
3 ) 

The Children of Samuel Garner and Suzannah his wife 

1 Samuel borne September the 27 th 1683 

2 Nathaniel borne September the 10 th 1685 

3 Suzannah born the 10 th of September 1687 
She dyed the first of September 1689 

[ P . 11] 

♦Worn. 



Plymouth Births > Marriages and Deaths. 147 

The Children of Thomas ffaunce and Jean his Wife 

1 patience borne the 7 th of november 1673 (She Marry d 

Eph m Kempton & Died at Dartmouth Aged 105 year 6 
months & 5 Days.*) 

2 John borne the 19 th of September 1678 

3 Martha borne the 16 th of December 1680 

4 pricilah borne the 20 th of August 1684 

5 Thomas borne the 18 th of May 1687 

6 Joannah borne the 24 th of June 1689 

7 Jean born the 18 th of November 1692 

The Children of Ephraim Morton and hannah his wife 

1 hannah borne november the 7 th 1677 

2 Ephraim borne October the 31 th 1678 

3 John borne July 20 th 1680 

4 Joseph borne March the 4 th 1683 

5 Ebenezur borne Aprill the 11 th 1685 

The Children of Nathaniel Holmes and Mersey his Wife 

1 Elisha borne the 19 th of Aprill 1670 

2 Mersy borne the 10 th of September 1673 

3 Nathaniel borne the 10 th of november 1676 

4 Sarah borne the 2 of October 1680 

5 John borne the 17 th of Aprill 1682 

6 Elizabeth borne the 25 th of Aprill 1686 

7 Eliazur holmes borne the 16 th October 1688 

Deceas d Aug st 21 st 1754* 
[p. 12] 

The Children of John Bradford and Mersey his Wife 

1 John borne the 29 th of december 1675 

2 Alse borne the 28 th of January 1677 

3 Abigal borne the 10 th of december 1679 

4 Mersy borne the 20 th of december 168 1 

5 Samuel borne the 23 th of december 1683 

6 pricilla borne the 10 th of March 1686 

7 Wiliam borne the 15 th of Aprill 1688 

The Children of William Churchill and lidiah his Wife 
1 William borne on the 2 day of August 1685 

* This entry is in a modern hand. 



148 The Division of Cattle in 1627. 

2 Samuel borne on the 15 th day of Aprill 1688 

3 James borne on the 21 th of September 1690 

4 lidiah born on y e 17 of Aprill 1699 

5 Josiah born August 21 1702 

( To be continued.) 



THE DIVISION OF CATTLE IN \ 627. 

The oldest volume of the Plymouth Colony Records is en- 
titled 

" Plimouths great Book of Deeds of Lands 
Enrolled : from An 1627 to An 165 1 : " 

On pages 50-57 of this book is entered the record of the 
Division of the Cattle which was made June 1, 1627, new 
style. This record is of great value to students of Pilgrim 
genealogy, as it contains the names of all members of the 
Pilgrim families in Plymouth on that date, including even 
Jonathan Brewster's little daughter Mary, born but five 
weeks before.* 

It will be noted that forty-two of the ninety-nine persons 
who reached Plymouth on the Mayflower were still living 
there. 



1627. J 

At a publique court held the 22 th of May it was con- 
cluded by the whole Companie, that the cattell w ch were the 
Companies, to wit, the Cowes & the Goates should be equally 
devided to all the psonts of the same company & soe kept 
untill the expiration of ten yeares after the date above written. 
& that every one should well and sufficiently pvid for there 
owne pt under penalty of forfeiting the same. 

That the old stock with halfe th increase should remaine 
for comon use to be devided at thend of the said terme or 
otherwise as ocation falleth out, & the other halfe to be their 
owne for ever. 

* Mayflower Descendant, Vol. I, p. 7. 



The Division of Cattle in 1627. 149 

Uppon w ch agreement they were equally devided by lotts 
soe as the burthen of keeping the males then beeing should 
be borne for common use by those to whose lot the best 
Cowes should fall & so the lotts fell as followeth. thirteene 
psonts being pportioned to one lot. 

1 The first lot fell to ffrancis Cooke* & his Companie Joyned 
to him his wife Hester Cooke 
3 John Cooke* 



4 Jacob Cooke 


To this lot fell the 


5 Jane Cooke 


least of the 4 black 


6 Hester Cooke 


Heyfers Came in the 


7 Mary Cooke 


Jacob, and two shee 


8 Moses Simonson 


goats. 


9 Phillip Delanoy 




10 Experience Michaell 




1 1 John ffance 




i£ Joshua Pratt 




13 Phinihas Pratt 





2 The second lot fel to M r Isaac Allerton* & his Companie 

ioyned to him his wife ffeare Allerton. 

3 Bartholomew Allerton* 

4 Remember Allerton* To this lot fell the 

5 Mary Allerton* Greate Black cow came 

6 Sarah Allerton in the Ann to which 

7 Godber Godberson they must keepe the 

8 Sarah Godberson lesser of the two steers, 

9 Samuell Godberson and two shee goats. 

10 Marra Priest 

11 Sarah Priest 

12 Edward Bumpasse 

13 John Crakstone* 

3 The third lot fell to Capt Standish* & his companie Joyned 

to him his wife 

2 Barbara Standish To this lot fell the 

* Came in the Mayflower. 



i5o 



The Division of Cattle in 1627. 



3 Charles Standish 

4 Allexander Standish 

5 John Standish 

6 Edward Winslow* 

7 Susanna Winslow* 

8 Edward Winslow 

9 John Winslow 

10 Resolved White* 

1 1 Perigrine White* 

12 Abraham Peirce 

13 Thomas Clarke 



Red Cow w ch belongeth 
to the poore of the Col- 
onye to w ch they must 
keepe her Calfe of this 
yeare being a Bull for 
the Companie. Also to 
this lott Came too she 
goats. 



The fourth lot fell to John 
Joyned to him his wife 
2 Elizabeth Howland* 

John Howland Juno r 

Desire Howland 

William Wright 

Thomas Morton Juno r 

John Alden* 

8 Prissilla Alden* 

9 Elizabeth Alden 
Clemont Briggs 
Edward Dolton* 

12 Edward Holdman 

13 Joh. Alden 



10 
1 1 



Howland* & his company 



To this lot fell one of 
the 4 heyfers Came in 
the Jacob Called Rag- 
horne. 



5 The fift lot fell to M r Willm Brewster* & his companie 



Joyned to him 

2 Love Brewster* 

3 Wrestling Brewster* 

4 Richard More* 

5 Henri Samson* 

6 Johnathan Brewster 

7 Lucrecia Brewster 

8 Willm Brewster 

9 Mary Brewster 
10 Thomas Prince 



To this lot ffell one 
of the fower Heyfers 
Came in the Jacob 
Caled the Blind Heyfer 
& 2 shee goats. 



Came in the Mayflower. 



The Division of Cattle in 1627. 



151 



11 Pacience Prince 

12 Rebecka Prince 

13 Humillyty Cooper* 



The sixt lott fell to John Shaw & 

1 to him 

2 John Adams 

3 Eliner Adams 

4 James Adams 

5 John Winslow 

6 Mary Winslow* 

7 Willm Basset 

8 Elizabeth Bassett 

9 Willyam Basset Juno r 

10 Elyzabeth Basset Juno r 

11 ffrancis Sprage 

12 Anna Sprage 

13 Mercye Sprage 



his companie Joyned 



To this lot fell the 
lesser of the black 
Cowes Came at first in 
the Ann w th which they 
must keepe the bigest 
of the 2 steers. Also 
to this lott was two 
shee goats. 



The seaventh lott fell to Stephen 
Joyned to him his wife 

2 Elizabeth Hopkins* 

3 Gyles Hopkins* 

4 Caleb Hopkins 

5 Debora Hopkins 

6 Nickolas Snow 

7 Constance Snow* 

8 Willam Pallmer 

9 ffrances Pallmer 

10 Willm Pallmer Jno r 

1 1 John Billington Seno r * 

12 Hellen Billington* 

13 ffrancis Billington* 



Hopkins* & his companie 



To this lott fell A 
Black weining Calfe to 
w ch was aded the Calfe 
of this yeare to come 
of the black Cow, w ch 
fell to John Shaw & his 
Companie, w ch pveing 
a bull they were to 
keepe it ungelt 5 yeares 
for common use & after 
to make there best of 
it. Nothing belongeth 
of thes too, for y e co- 
panye of y e first stock : 
but only halfe y e In- 
crease. 



* Came in the Mayflower. 



152 



The Division of Cattle in 1627. 



To this lott ther fell 
two shee goats : which 
goats they posses on 
the like terms which 
others doe their cattell. 



8 The eaight lott fell to Samuell 
Joyned to him his wife 

2 Bridgett ffuller 

3 Samuell ffuller Junior 

4 Peeter Browne* 

5 Martha Browne 

6 Mary Browne 

7 John fford 

8 Martha fford 

9 Anthony Anable 

10 Jane Anable 

1 1 Sara Anable 

12 Hanah Anable 

13 Damaris Hopkins* 



ffuller* & his company 



To this lott fell A Red 
Heyfer Came of the 
Cow w ch belongeth to 
the poore of the Colony 
& so is of that Con- 
sideration. (viz 1 ) thes 
psonts nominated, to 
have halfe the Increace, 
the other halfe, with the 
ould stock, to remain 
for the use of the poore. 
To this lott also two 
shee goats. 



The ninth lot fell to Richard 
Joyned w th him his wife 

2 Elizabeth Warren 

3 Nathaniell Warren 

4 Joseph Warren 

5 Mary Warren 

6 Anna Warren 

7 Sara Warren 

8 Elizabeth Warren 

9 Abigail Warren 

10 John Billington* 

1 1 George Sowle* 

12 Mary Sowle 

13 Zakariah Sowle 



Warren* & his companie 



To this lott fell one of 
the 4 black Heyfers that 
came in the Jacob caled 
the smooth horned Hey- 
fer and two shee goats. 



* Came in the Mayflower. 



The Division of Cattle in 1627. 153 

10 The tenth lot fell to ffrancis Eaton* & those Joyned w th 
him his wife 

2 Christian Eaton 

3 Samuell Eaton* To this lott ffell an 

4 Rahell Eaton heyfer of the last yeare 

5 Stephen Tracie called the white belyd 

6 Triphosa Tracie heyfer & two shee goats. 

7 Sarah Tracie 

8 Rebecka Tracie 

9 Ralph Wallen 

10 Joyce Wallen 

1 1 Sarah Morton 

12 Robert Bartlet 

13 Tho : Prence. 

1 1 The eleventh lott ffell to the Governo r M r William Brad- 
ford* and those with him, to wit, his wife 

2 Alles Bradford and 

3 William Bradford, Junior To this lott fell An 

4 Mercy Bradford heyfer of the last yeare 

5 Joseph Rogers* w ch was of the Greate 

6 Thomas Cushman white back cow that was 

7 William Latham* brought over in the 

8 Manases Kempton Ann, & two shee goats. 

9 Julian Kempton 

10 Nathaniel Morton 

11 John Morton 

12 Ephraim Morton 

13 Patience Morton 

12 The twelveth lott fell to John Jene & his companie joyned 
to him, his wife 

2 Sarah Jene 

3 Samuell Jene To this lott fell the 

4 Abigail Jene greate white backt cow 

5 Sara Jene w ch was brought over 

6 Robert Hickes with the first in the 

7 Margret Hickes Ann, to w ch cow the 

* Came in the Mayflower. 



1 54 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

8 Samuell Hickes keepeing of the bull 

9 Ephraim Hickes was joyned for thes 
io Lidya Hickes psonts to pvide for. 

1 1 Phebe Hickes heere also two shee 

12 Stephen Deane goats. 

13 Edward Banges 

1627, May the 22. It was farther agreed at the same Court : 
That if anie of the cattell should by acsident miscarie or be 
lost or Hurt : that the same should be taken knowledg of by 
Indifferent men : and Judged whether the losse came by the 
neglegence or default of those betrusted and if they were 
found faulty, that then such should be forced to make satis- 
faction for the companies, as also their partners dammage : 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

( Continued from paqe 86.) 

1633 Plymouth WYNSLOW GOVR. 

An Inventory of the goods of Godbert Godbertson 
& Zarah his wife who dyed w th out will as it was ten- 
dered in Court upon Oath & as they were prised by 
m r Joh. Done & m r Steph. Hopkins the 24 th of 
Octobr. & presented in Court the 1 1 of Novr Anno 
Reg Dom. nri Carol g°. 

Inpr one fowling peece 01 00 00 

It 1 twart Saw 00 06 00 

It 1 broade Axe 00 00 06 

It An handsaw 00 00 06 

It 2 wedges 00 01 06 

It 2 pr of sheeres 00 00 08 
It 1 pr of pinsers a drawing knife a file an hamer 00 01 06 

It 1 hay hooke 00 00 06 

It A melting ladle 00 00 06 

It 3 howes 00 01 06 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



155 



It A picaxe 


OO OI 06 


It a chisell & Auger 


00 00 06 


It A table cloath 


OO 03 OO 


It A bed & bolster 


00 14 OO 


It A pillow & pillow beere 


00 OI OO 


It 2 deare skins & a net 


00 01 06 


It Barley wheate & oates 


00 15 00 


It A pottage pot pothookes & ladle 


OO 12 OO 


It A paire of pothangers & an Iron bar 2 hookes 


00 05 00 


It a slice 


00 01 00 


It 2 kettles 


OO 04 OO 


It A writing table of slate 


OO OO 04 


It An earthen pan 


OO OO 06 


It A Rugge 


OO 02 06 


[12] It A felling Axe & a frow 


OO OI 04 


It A Curtaine 


OO OO 06 


It A warmingpan 


00 02 06 


It A paire of sheets 


OO 06 OO 


It A kettle 


OO OI 06 


It A great bible 


00 10 00 


It Comunion of S ts in ffrench 


OO OO 06 


It Dod on the Comets* 


00 01 00 


It A looking glasse 


OO OO 04 


It Salt 1 bushell 3 pecks 


00 08 00 


It pease w th the tub & oill 


00 07 00 


It A trunck 


00 06 00 


It A peece of Irish cloath 


00 02 00 


It A paire of sheets & pillow beere 


00 05 00 


It A Rug & blancket 


01 10 00 


It A box 


00 00 08 


It A Rownd box 


00 02 06 


It A Chest 


00 01 06 


It A Table 


00 01 00 


It A Chaire 


00 02 00 


It A Cupp 


00 00 08 


It A porrenger 


00 00 06 


It A salt 


00 00 08 


It 3 Trayes 


00 01 06 


* Commandments. 





1 5 6 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



It A ffrying panne 

It A drypping panne 

It 4 pewter platters & a bason 

It 5 trenchers & a platter 

It A pistoll 

It An other pistoll 

It A lathing hamer 

It An hatchet 

It A felling Axe 

It A spade & 2 Runlets 

It A whipsaw & box & file 

It A sickle 

It old hogsheads bords & hemp 

It 3 barrow hogs a sow & bore 

It A Canoe & sayle 

It 5 young hogs 

It Six shares in a Cow 

It Due debt owing by m r Combs for a goate & 

other things 
Due fro m r Weston for a steere 
It m r Weston debtor for another steer 
It A shovell 
It A pcell of hemp 

It 90 bushels of Corne at 6sh pr bush 
It A box w th implem ts 
It A Cloake 
It Another Cloake 
It A hatt 

It A paire of breeches 
It A jerkin 
It A hatt 
It A Band 

It A wastcoate & kirtle 
It A yock 

It A wastcoate & petticoate 
It An Apron 
It A paire of stockins 
It 2 Aprons 
It 1 old croscloath 2 old quoines &c 



00 02 06 
00 04 00 
00 07 00 
00 00 08 
00 01 00 
00 05 00 
00 00 06 
00 00 04 
00 00 08 
00 01 00 
00 07 00 
00 00 06 

00 05 00 

08 10 00 

01 00 00 
03 00 00 
10 00 00 

09 00 00 

03 00 00 
01 10 00 
00 01 06 
00 03 00 
27 00 00 

00 01 06 

01 10 00 
01 00 00 
00 06 00 
00 08 00 
00 04 00 
00 02 00 
00 03 00 
00 12 00 
00 01 06 
00 06 00 
00 04 00 
00 00 08 
00 02 00 
00 01 06 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories 157 

It a paire of shoes 00 00 06 

[13] It A Gowne 02 00 00 

It A Coate 00 03 00 

It Another Coate 00 02 00 

It A wastcoate 00 00 08 

It A band 00 01 06 

It A paire of stockins 00 00 06 

It Coyfes & handcherchiefes 00 02 00 

It An old Cloake 00 03 00 

It A Coate 00 08 00 

It The Dwelinge house & fence & garden 14 00 00 

The debts of Godbert Godbertson. 

Inpr debitor to Joh. Jenny in Corne at 5sh prbushell 00 19 04 

It To m r Collier for comforts in sicknes 01 00 00 

It To m rs ffuller for phisick in sicknes 02 10 00 

It To m r Raph ffogg 04 14 03 

It To Manasseh Kempton 00 10 00 

It To Web Addy 00 03 00 

It To Rich Sparrow 00 01 06 

It To Will Richards for worke 00 16 06 

It To Edm. Chandler 02 05 00 

It To m rs Warren for labor 00 06 00 

It To Will Basset for labor 00 12 00 

It To Nath. Morton 00 04 09 

It to Rich Higgens 02 16 00 

It To m r W. Bradford & ptners 09 01 04 
It To Company 

It To m r Isaack Allerton 75 10 03 
Vid. 1. Lib. C rt orders, P. 37 & 41, 43. (This line is in a 
later hand) 

[14] Plymouth WYNSLOW GOV r 

1633 

An Inventory of the goods & Chattels of John 

Adams late of Plymouth as they were prised by 
John Wynslow & John Jenny the 24 of Oct & 

presented in Court upon Oath the 11 th of Novbr 
An 9 Regni Dom. nri Carol. &c. 



158 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

Inpr. 24 of a Cow one heyfer & a cow calfe 37 10 00 

It 6 Swine 07 16 00 

It 28 bushels of Corne 07 00 00 

It 1 ffether bed & bolster 03 00 00 

It 1 green Rug 2 blanckets 02 10 00 

It 4 pr sheets 02 10 00 

It 2 Table cloathes 00 04 00 

It 6 Table napkins 00 04 00 

It 6 pillowbeers 00 12 00 

It 2 pillowes 00 04 00 

It 2 Chests & a trunck 00 16 00 

It 2 Cushens 00 03 00 

It A chaire 00 03 00 

It A smale wool bed 00 06 00 

It 2 Iron pots 00 14 00 

It 3 kettles 01 03 00 

It 2 ffrying pannes 00 04 00 

It pewter vessell 01 10 00 

It 1 peece 01 10 00 

It debts due for goods sold 03 10 00 

It wooden vessell 00 05 00 

71 14 00 

The above menconed Joh. Adams dyed w th out will. 

ffor the disposing of this estate see the order of 

Court Novbr 11. A Regni Dom. nri Caroli nono 

&c. 

Book of C rt Ord rs from 1632 P. 39 — (This line is 

in a later hand) 

[15] Plym. WYNSLOW GOVR. 

1633 

An Inventory of the goods of Joh Thorp Carpenter 
late of Plym. deceased as they were taken by Capt. 
Myles Standish the & m r Will. Brewster the 15 of 
Novbr & presented in Court by Alice the late wife 
of the said Jn°. the 25 of the same. An 9 Reg. 
Dom nri Carol. &c. 

Inpr of Indian Corne 29 Bushels at 6 sh pr bushell 08 14 00 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 159 

More Indian Corne that Stephen Tracy owes 9 



bushell at 6 sh pr bushel 


> 02 14 00 


It 1 Canoe valued at 30 sh 


01 10 00 


It Indian Corne that Edw : Bumpas oweth 6 
bushels at 6 sh pr bush 


) 

J 01 16 00 


It Tho. Boreman oweth 2 lb of bever 


01 00 00 


It 1 ffowling peece at 35 sh 


01 15 00 


It Will Palmer thelder owes for a servt 


02 00 00 


It pt of a fframe of an howse that is neere Wel- 


02 00 00 


lingsly 


It 1 Latten lamp at 


00 01 00 


It 3 Trayes at 


00 01 06 


It 1 Great gouge 


00 00 06 


It 1 Green cloake at 


01 10 00 


It 1 pot, hangers, & 1 Iron ladle 


00 07 00 


It 1 pewter bason at 


02 06 00 


It pewter quart pot & 1 pewter pint pot 


00 04 06 


It other broken peecs of pewter 


00 01 00 


It 1 looking glasse 


00 01 00 


It one gr brush & 1 little brush at 


00 00 10 


It 1 square at 


00 02 00 


It 2 Gerdles at 


00 01 06 


It 1 Wastband of listes 


00 00 06 


It 1 sifting sive at 


00 00 06 


It one powder home at 


00 00 04 


It 1 Chest at 


00 14 00 


It 1 stoole 


00 00 02 


It 1 ffishing line 


00 00 06 


It 3 howes at 


00 00 04 


It one hatchet 


00 02 00 


It 1 kettle 


00 05 00 


It Bend leather 


00 01 00 


It 1 Cradle 


00 05 00 


It 1 Cheire 


00 02 00 


It 1 ffyle 


00 00 04 



These following were prised pr Will Holmes 
& Josuah Prat being elsewhere. 

One Square 00 02 06 



i6o 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



It i short 2 handsaw 

It A broade Axe 

It An holdfast 

It A handsaw 

It 3 broade chisels 

It 2 gowges & 2 narrow chisels 

It 3 Augers Inch & % 

It i great auger 

It inboring plaines 

It i Joynter plaine 

It i foreplaine 

It A smoothing plaine 

It i halferound plaine 

It An Addes 

It A felling Axe 

It A doublet 

It An hatt 

It A paire of Breeches 

[16] It A psalme booke 

It A Bible 



OO 02 00 
OO 02 OO 

oo oi 06 

OO 02 OO 

000106 
00 01 00 
00 01 00 
00 01 04 
00 04 00 
00 01 06 
00 00 00 

00 00 00 

00 01 00 

OO 02 06 

00 03 00 
00 18 00 
00 01 00 
00 01 00 
00 01 00 
00 06 00 



See the order in Court Nov. 25. 1633 con- 
cerning this estate, in another Book* 

Joh. Thorp debtor to 

Joh. Holman of the Massachusets 02 00 00 
To goodwife Pontus for keeping his wife in sicknes 00 13 00 

To m r Smith for boards 00 10 00 

To m rs ffuller 01 16 00 

To m r Hopkins for divers ptic s 05 07 00 

To Will. Richards 00 05 06 

To widow Wright 01 09 09 

To m r Robt Heeks 02 17 06 

To goodman Kempton 00 13 06 

To Rich Higgens 00 07 00 

To Sam. Chandler 02 08 06 

To ffr Billington 03 12 06 

To m rs Warren 01 10 08 



* The words in italics are in a later hand. 



The Date of Governor Bradford's Passenger List. 161 

To m r Gilson oo 1 5 00 

To m r Bradford 01 04 00 

To m r Done 00 01 00 
To Edw Dowty 

To Jn° Rogers 00 16 00 

To m r Hatherly as appeareth pr bill 02 04 00 

To Edw. Bangs 00 15 00 

To Edw Bumpasse for nursing his childe 00 11 00 

To ffrancs Sprague 01 02 00 

To Edm. Gyles 00 02 00 

To m r Isaack Allerton 09 04 04 
To m r Bradford & ptners 

To Liueten 1 Will Holmes 4 of br 02 00 00 

( To be continued.*) 



THE DATE OF GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S 
PASSENGER LIST, 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

To the question, " When did Governor Bradford write his 
list of the Mayflower passengers ? " the reply heretofore has 
been, "In 1650." 

Such an answer seemed too indefinite, in regard to the 
record which is the foundation of all Mayflower genealogies, 
and I undertook to determine more closely, if possible, the 
time within which it must have been written. The success 
of the effort was greater than I expected, and the time has 
been reduced from one year to four weeks, as will be shown 
in the following notes. 

In studying the records left by the Pilgrims it is necessary 
to keep constantly in mind the fact that they used " old style " 
dating, and that, according to their calendar, the year 1650 
began on the twenty-fifth day of March, and ended on the 
twenty-fourth day of the following March. 

Governor Bradford leaves no opportunity for doubt that he 
wrote his account of the Mayflower passengers during the 



162 The Date of Governor Bradford's Passenger List. 

year 1650, "old style," for, near the middle of the list, he 
writes " till this year .1650," and, in the last paragraph, "this 
present year .1650."* The list, therefore, must have been 
written before March 24, 1650, old style, that is, before April 
3, 165 1, new style. 

Turning again to Bradford's History we find : " And see- 
ing it hath pleased him to give me to see .30. years com- 
pleated, since these beginings. And that the great works 
of his providence are to be observed. I have thought it not 
unworthy my paines, to take a veiw of the decreasings, & 
Increasings of these persons, and such changs as hath pased 
over them, & theirs, in this thirty years." f 

As Bradford distinctly says that thirty years have been 
" compleated, since these beginings," it is clear that he 
must have written this paragraph after the thirtieth anniver- 
sary of the Landing of the Pilgrims, that is, after December 
21, 1650, new style. Thus Governor Bradford's own state- 
ments, in his account of the passengers, limit the time within 
which it was written to the three and one half months be- 
tween December 21, 1650, and April 3, 165 1, new style. 

Continuing the investigation, a statement in the account 
of Elder Brewster's family attracted my attention. After 
mentioning the Elder and his wife, Bradford writes : " His 
sone Wrastle dyed a yonge man unmaried ; his sone Love, 
lived till this year .1650. and dyed, & left .4. children, now 
living." % 

As the exact date of Love Brewster's death is not known, I 
examined the probate records at Plymouth, and found that 
his will was dated October 11, 1650, new style, and his in- 
ventory was taken, by William Collier (his father-in-law) and 
Myles Standish, February 10, 165 1, new style.§ The latter 
date is important, because the Pilgrims usually took an 
inventory of a man's property within a very few days after 
his death, ^f and as Love Brewster's inventory was not taken 
until the tenth of February, it is probable that he died very 
late in January, or even after the first of February. This 

* Mayflower Descendant, Vol. I, pp. 12, 16. f Ibid. p. 11. 

X Ibid. Vol. I, p. 12. 

$ Plym.Col. Prob. Records, Vol. I, p. 89. 

IT The inventory of Henry Samson's property was taken on the day of his death. 



The Date of Governor Bradford's Passenger List. 163 

would reduce to less than two and one half months the time 
within which the list could have been written. 

After studying without results the other references to the 
deaths of the passengers, attention was turned to the children 
and grandchildren mentioned by Bradford, and in his account 
of the family of William Mullins was found the following 
statement : " Only his dougter priscila survied, and maried 
with John Alden, who are both living, and have .II. children. 
And their eldest daughter is maried & hath five children." * 

John Alden's eldest daughter Elizabeth married on Decem- 
ber 26, 1644, old style, William Pabodie, who was for many 
years the town clerk of Duxbury. While holding this office 
William Pabodie entered on the town records his own mar- 
riage, and the births of his children. The names of these 
children and the dates of their births I have copied directly 
from the original record made by their father : John, Octo- 
ber 4, 1645 \ Elizabeth, April 24, 1647 ; Mary, August 7, 
1648!; Mercy, January 2, 1649!; Martha, February 24, 
1650; Priscilla, November 16, 1652!; Priscilla, January 15, 
1653 f ; Sarah, August 7, 1656 ; Ruth, June 27, 1658 ; Re- 
becca, October 16, 1660; Hannah, October 15, 1662; Wil- 
liam, November 24, 1664 ; Lydia, April 3, 1667. 

It will be seen that the fifth child was Martha, who was 
born February 24, 1650, " old style," or March 6, 165 1, " new 
style," and Bradford must have learned of her birth before 
he wrote : " And their eldest daughter is maried & hath five 
children." 

It has therefore been demonstrated that Governor Brad- 
ford wrote his account of the Mayflower passengers and 
their " decreasings, & Increasings " during the four weeks be- 
tween March 6, 165 1, and April 3, 165 1, both dates being in 
"new style." 



* Mayflower Descendant, Vol. I, p. 13. 

t Those not familiar with the difference between " old style " and " new style " dating 
will, doubtless, think it impossible that Mary should have been born August 7, 1648, 
and Mercy, January 2, 1649 ; but when we change these dates to " new style " they be- 
come respectively Augus^iy, 1648, and January 12, 1650, and the apparent contradic- 
tion disappears. So in the case of the two children named Priscilla. The first one 
was born November 26, 1652, new style, and evidently died soon, for the next child, a 
girl, was born January 25, 1654, new style, and was also named Priscilla. 



164 Scituate, Mass. 



SCITUATE, MASS., 
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

( Continued from page no.) 

Rev. Jonathan Dorby and Rev. David Barnes were pastors 
of the Second Church, at South Scituate, now Norwell, and 
Mr. George C. Turner of that place has again kindly com- 
pared my copy of the imperfect town records with those of 
the church, but the latter were so incomplete they were of no 
assistance. 

Fortunately the town records of the " Intentions of Mar- 
riage " are preserved, and by comparison with them I have 
been able to perfect every name, and nearly every date. 
The parts supplied from the " Intentions " are enclosed in 
parentheses. 

[7] The following Persons were married together by Jona- 
than Dorby minister 

Ezra Randall & margaret Foster both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Nov r 14 th 175 1 

Elisha Silvester Jun r & Grace Ruggles both of Scituate were 
merried Dec r 17 th 175 1 

Jonah Stetson Jun r & Elizabeth Hatch both of Scituate were 
married Dec r 19 th 175 1 

Lemuel Ford of Marshfield & Priscilla Turner of Scituate 
were married Feby y e 20 th 1752 

Nehemiah Prouty & Lettice Taylor both of Scituate were 
married August y e 3 d 1752 

Luke Bowker & Joanna Dunber both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Dec r y e 14 th 1752 

Abijah Whiten of Hingham & mary Lambart of Scituate 
were married Jan? y e 22 d 1753 

Will m Gray & Abigail Perry both of Scituate were married 
Jany ye 30 th 1753 

Will m Davis of Freetown & Serviah Hatch of Scituate were 
merried march y e I st 1753 

Nehemiah Liscom of Stoughton & Rachel Clap of Scituate 
were merried march y e 26 th 1753 



Scituate, Mass. 165 

Nath 11 Brooks Ju r & Sarah Collamer both of Scituate were 

married april the 26 th 1753 
Cornelius Briggs & Jerusha Church both of Scituate were 

married may the 23 d 1753 

The Following Persons were married together by David 

Barns Minister 

Isaiah Stodder & Mary Bowker both of Scituate were married 
Decern 1 " y e 5 th 1754 

Nehemiah Hatch & Kezia Torrey both of Scituate were mar- 
ried June y e 17: 1755 

Will m Carlile & Elizabeth Davis both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Novem r y e 17: 1755 

Benjamin Curtis Jun r & Mary Cole both of Scituate were 
married Decem r y e 3. 1755 

Benj a Stutson of Hingham & Zibiah* Elmes of Scituate were 
married February y e 5. 175(6) 

Tho s Young & Jael Whitten both of Scituate were married 
Febv y e 19 th 175(6) 

Elijah Curtis & Abigail Sole both of Scituate were married 
June y e 28. 17(56) 

Edmond Bowker & Lydia Lambert both of Scituate were 
married Decern 1 " y e 2 d (1756) 

Anthony Eames of Marshfield & Hannah Eells of Scituate 
were married Janu? y e 4 : (1757) 

Joseph Clap Jun r & Eliz a . Turner both of Scituate were mar- 
ried August y e 2f (i757) 

Gidion Stutson Jun r & Eliz a . Perry both of Scituate were 
married Novem 1 " y e 15 (1757) 

Anthony Collamer & Marcy Barker both of Scituate were 
married Decem r y e 13 : 175(7) 

Galen Clap & Patience Brooks both of Scituate were married 
January y e 12 : 175(8) 

M r John Elmes & M rs Betty Perry both of Scituate were mar- 
ried January y e 19 : 175(8) 

Nicholas Vinal & Desier Cole both of Scituate were married 
July y« 13.175(8) 

* The " Intention " calls her Surviah. 

t It is impossible to determine whether this date should be 2, or some number be- 
tween 20 and 29. 



1 66 Scituate y Mass. 

Benj a Bryant & Ruxby Perry both of Scituate were marrid 

July ye 16. 175(8) 
Nath 11 Church and y e Widdo Mary Curtis both of Scituate 

were Married Nov r 2. 175(8) 
John Jacob & Hannah Tolman both of Scituate were Married 

Nov r 2. 1(758) 
Will" 1 Baker of Marshfield & Hannah Linclon of Scituate 

were married Nov r 2 (1758) 
Mordacai Lincoln of Taunton & Abiah Eells of Scituate were 

Married Nov r 30 (1758) 
Simion Swift & Caturn Turner both of Scituate were married 

Decem r 2* (1758) 
The Rev d M r Samuel Boldwin of Hanover & Miss Hannah 

Cushing of Scituate were married January y e 4 th (1759) 
Jonathan Brown Ju r & Mary Cowing both of Scituate were 

married y e I st (Nov. 1759) 
Michael Clap & Sarah Lambart both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Nov( 1759) 
Joshua Gardner of Hingham & Mary Totman of Scituate 

were married Nov( 1759) 
[8] Joseph Elmes Jun r & Mary Linclon both of Scituate 

were married Nov r y e 29 th 1759 
Seth Tayler of Pembrook & Martha Stutson of Scituate were 

married Nov r 29. 1759 
Josiah Litchfield Jun r & Abigail Studly both of Scituate were 

married Dec r 24. 1759 
Elisha Jacob & Lucy Randall both of Scituate were married 

may y e 1. 1760 
Joseph Bowker & Eliz a . Cowen both of Scituate were married 

may y e 26. 1760 
Dwelle Clap & Eliz a . Elmes both of Scituate were married 

June y e 5. 1760 
Cap* Israel Vinal Ju n & M rs Marcy Cushing both of Scituate 

were married Sep r 25. 1760 
Lott Silvester of Marshfield & Lydia Ewell of Scituate were 

married Oct 9. 1760 
Aaron Clark of Wells & Betty Jones of Scituate were married 

Oct 24. 1760 

* As the " Intention " was entered Dec. 9, 1758, this date must be Dec. 20, or later. 



Scituate, Mass. 167 

James Turner & Deborah Linclon both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Oct 24. 1760 

Daniel Thomas of Marshfield & Sarah Ewel of Scituate were 
married Nov r 13. 1760 

Solomon Bates of Hano r & Equilla Bates of Scituate were 
married Nov r 20. 1760 

Jonathan Hatch & Lucy Cole both of Scituate were married 
Nov r 27. 1760 

Will m Perry & Lydia Turner both of Scituate were married 
Nov r 27. 1760 

Tho s Young & Hannah Barker both of Scituate were married 
Dec r 11. 1760 

Solomon Briggs of Norton & Remember Litchfield of Scit- 
uate were married Dec r 15. 1760 

Elijah Crooker of Marshfield & Eggatha Hatch of Scituate 
were married Dec r 18. 1760 

James Stockbridge of Scituate & Martha Dunbar of Hing- 
ham wer married Feby 12. 1761 

Sam 11 Tower of Hingham & Hannah Collamer of Scituate 
were married Feby 12. 1761 

Ignatius Vinal & Patience Elmes both of Scituate were mar- 
ried April 2 d 1 76 1 

(J)ob Cowing Ju r & Zillah Perry both of Scituate were mar- 
ried may y e 20 1761 

Colburn Barrel & Desier Bowker both of Scituate were mar- 
ried may y e 28. 1761 

(D)aniel Damon Jun r & Hannah Bowker both of Scituate 
were married may 28. 1761 

(Thomas) Joslyn of Han° & Patience Barker of Scituate were 
married June y e 10 th 1761 

(John St)etson Jun r & Bathsheba Dunber both of Scituate 
were married Septem r 10. 1761 

(Elisha) Laphum & Eliz a . Cole both of Scituate were married 
Oct y e 15. 1761 

(Th)o s Roggers Ju r of Marshfield & Submit Hatch of Scituate 
were married Nov r 19. 1761 

(Jo)nathan Hatch & Rachel Curtis both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Nov r y e 25. 1761 

(Th)o s Southworth of Duxborough & Anna Hatch of Scituate 
were married Nov r y e 26. 1761 



1 68 The Brewster Book. 

(Jos)hua Richmond of Dartmouth & Eliz a . Cushing of Scit- 
uate were merried Nov r 26. 1761 

(Isra)el Cowing of Rochester & Eliz a . Cudworth of Scituate 
were married Jan? y e 5 th 1762 

(Jose)ph Bonney of Pembrook & Eliz a . Dilano of Scituate 
were married May 15. 1762 

(Davi)d Jones of Hingham & Unice Davis of Scituate were 
married May 27. 1762 

(Sam)uel Boo Negro man & Hannah Richards both of Scitu- 
ate w re married July 15. 1762 

(Seth) Byrum of Bridg r & Sarah Vinal of Scituate were mar- 
ried Aug st 12. 1762 

(Joseph) Lambart & Hannah Brooks both of Scituate were 
married Nov r 16. 1762 

(Stephen) stetson & Experance Palmer both of Scituate 
were married Dec r 19. 1762 

(worn) fore mentioned Cupples were married at y e Respec- 
tive times (worn) their names (worn) me David Barns of 
Scituate Minister 

( To be continued?) 



THE BREWSTER BOOK. 

{Continued from page 77.) 

(p. 185, upside down) 
Lucretia the wife of Jonathan 
Brewster deyed in the yere of our 
Lord march : 4 th : i6|| 

Dannell Brewster mareed to Hanna 
Gajer the : 23 : of December :i686 

Dannell the Son of Dannell 
Brewster and Hanna his 
wife Borne at Norwich 
October the: 11 : 1687 

Hannah the Dafter of Dannell 
Brewster and Hannah his wife 
Borne at preston the : 2 : day of 



The Brewster Book. 1 69 

Decembe 1690 
mary the dafter of Dannel 
Bewster and Hanna his wife 
Borne at preston Jennauary 
the 2 : 1692 

The five preceding entries are in the handwriting of Benjamin s Brews- 
ter (Jonathan 2 , Elder William *). 

The following entry is in a different hand, not identified. 

mary the wife of Christophar 
huntington departed this life 
December the 24 in the year 1749 

(p. 184, upside down) 
John the son of Dannell Brewster 
and of Hanna his wife borne 
at preston in Juley 18 1695 

Jeruca the Dafter of 
Dannell Brewster and of Hanna 
his wife borne at preston 
November 18 in 1697 

Ruth the Dafter of Dannell 
Brewster and of Hanna his 
wife borne at preston 
June the 20 in iy(worn) 

Betheyah the Dafter of 
Dannell Brewster and of 
Hanna his wife born at 
preston the 5 of Aprell 
in 1702 

Jeruca deyed the 17 day of Apre\(wom) 
1704 

Jonathan is entred in 
another plase 

The six preceding entries are in the handwriting of Benjamin 3 Brewster. 
The following entry is on the inside margin of the page, and was writ- 
ten by Daniel* Brewster (Benjamin 3 , Jonathan 2 , William x ). 



1 70 The Brewster Book. 

Jeruca the Dafter of Danl Brvvster 

and hannah his wife born at preston the 

15 day of October 17 10 

(p. 183, upside down) 

Adam Pickett sone to 

John Pickett & Ruth his wife 

was borne at new London Novemb r y e 15 th 1658 

Was marryed to Hannah (y e Dafter 

of Daniell & Grace Wetherell) 

May y e 26 th 1680 : it being Wednesday. 

Adam Pickett sone to y e aboves d Adam 
& Hannah, was borne at N. London septemb r 
y e 7 th 168 1 : it being Wednesday at about 
8 of y e Clock in y e Evening : 

The following entry was written on the outside margin of the page. 
This and the three preceding entries are in the handwriting of Daniel 
Wetherell. 

Hannah y e Dafter of Dan 11 (worn) Grace 
(z£W#)etherell was borne March (worn) 
(worn)oq(worn) D(worn) : 1659.* 

Jeruca the dafter of Danill 
Brewster and hanna his 
wif died in march : 7 : 171 1 

(worn)bnesQv the son of Daniel 
(worn)wster and hana his wif 
(wom)ome at preston 
(owTz)ptember : 19. 1713 
The last two entries were made by Daniel 4 Brewster. 

(p. 182, upside down) 
Dannell the son of mathew Coy and 
Ann his wife Borne at mohegin June 
the: 15 th : 1685 

Jonathan Coy Son of mathew Coy and 
Ann his wife Borne at mohegin the 
:6: day of may : 1687 

* See page 74. 



The Brewster Book. iji 

Ruth Coy Dafter to mathew Coy 
and Ann his wife Borne at mohegin 
October: 7 th : 1689 

The three preceding entries were made by Benjamin 3 Brewster. 

Ebenezer Brewster the son 
of Daniel Brewster and Hanay 

his Wife Borne Preston 

September y e 19 day and in the year 

of oure Lord God 

1713 

The preceding entry was probably made by Ebenezer himself in 1726. 
The latter date was written, and then was crossed out and 171 3 written 
underneath with the same ink and evidently at the same time. 

(p. 180, upside down) 
Jonathan the son of Dannel Br(wom) 
and Hanna his wife borne 
preston the 6 day of June in 1705 

Hanna Brewster the dafter 
of Dannell Brewster mareed 
to Josiph freeman the 2 day 
of December 1708 

Josiph the son of Josiph freeman and 
hanna his wife borne march the 4 
In the yere 1709 In preston 

The three preceding entries are in the handwriting of Benjamin 3 Brew- 
ster. 

Danill the son of 
Josiph freeman and ha.na.(worn) 
wife Borne in prestan 
Apral the : 1 : 171 2 

The preceding entry was written by Daniel 4 Brewster. 

The following entry was probably made by Joseph Freeman. 

Hannah The Da.ugh(worn) 

of Joseph Freeman and Ha.n(wom) 

his Wife Born in Preston 

Febr a 23 th . Anno Domini (worn) 



172 The Brewster Book. 

(p. 179, upside down) 
Jonathan Brewster mared to 
Judeth Steven the 18 of 
December 1690 shee being then 
20 yeres of age wanting 7 dayes 

Lewcresha the dafter of 
Jonathan Brewster and Judeth 
his wife Borne at mohegan the 
3 : day of November 1691 

Jonathan the son of Jonathan 
(ziw^)ewster and Judeth his wif born at 
mohegin the 2 of Aprell 1694 

The three preceding entries are in the handwriting of Benjamin s 
Brewster. 

The following record was made by Daniel * Brewster. 

Mare the Dafter of Joseph Freman 
and hanah his wife born at 
Preston July : 12 th : 1728 

(p. 178, upside down) 
Caleb the Son Joseph Freman 
and Hannah his wife born 
Preston Febuary 27 th 1 716-17 

Phinehas the Son of Joseph Freem(worn) 
and Hannah his wife born Preston 
October 23 th 1718 

Nathan The Son of Joseph (worn) 

and Hannah his wife 

born at Preston September y e 23. 17 '(worn) 

Benjaman y e Son of Joseph F(worn) 
and Hannah his wife born at (worn) 
November y e 27. 1723 

Samuel y e Son of Joseph Fre(worn) 
and Hannah his wife born at ~Pres(worn) 
June 26. 1726 

The five entries on page 178 were probably written by Joseph Freeman. 



The Brewster Book. 173 

(p. 177, upside doivn) 
Reuth Brewster marreed to 
thomas Adgate the 15 of 
June 1692 

Ruth the daughter of thomas adgate 
and Ruth his wife Borne at Norwich 
march the : 27 ano Domne 169! 

mare the Dafter of thomas 
adgate and Reuth his wif 
born at Norwitch the 27 of 
August 1694 

The first and third entries on page 177 were made by Benjamin 3 Brew- 
ster. The second, fourth and fifth were written by three different persons, 
not identified. 

(worn)2J\\z\ Freeman the son 
(wom)i Joseph Freeman and Hannah 
His Wife Departed this Life 
April 28 th day about 6 a 
Clock in the after Noon 
In the year 1733 

Mehetabel Richards 
the Dafter of Willam Richards 
(ziw/*)eadya his Wife Departed this Life 
October y e 1 day 1743 

(p. 176, upside down) 

Daniel Brewster Departed 

This Life May 7 and in the year 1735 

Hanah Brewster The 

Wife of Daniel Brewster 

Departed this Life September: 25 th day 1727 

The first two entries on page 176 are in the same hand, not identified. 

The last two entries were made by different persons, unknown. 
Joseph Freeman Sener Departed thise 
May 1 2 th day 1733 

Ebenezer Brewster the son 

of Daniel Brewster and Hannah 



174 Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 

His Wife Departed this Life 
October y e 7 Day in the 27 
year of his age in the year 1739 

(p. 175, upside down) 
Dannell meeks marreed to 
Elisabeth Brewster the 
4 : day of July 1706 

Jonathan the Son of Dannell 
mekes and of Elisabeth his wife 
borne the: 18: day of Aprell 1707 

The two preceding entries are in the handwriting of Benjamin 3 Brewster. 
The two following entries are in an unknown hand. 

Daniel Meeks Senor Departed 
this Life April 13 th day 1733 

Elsabeth Meeks y e wife of 
Daniel Meeks Departed this 
Life march y e : 9 Day y e 
year: 1744 

( To be continued?) 



EARLY RECORDS OF PLYMPTON, MASS* 

Communicated by Susan Augusta Smith of North Pembroke, Mass. 

These early records of Plympton begin in 1695 while it 
was the Western Precinct of Plymouth, and continue after it 
was incorporated as a town in 1707. This Precinct was in- 
corporated Nov. 26, 1695, and included the present limits of 
Plympton, the greater part of Halifax (about three quarters) 
and a strip of Kingston, on the Northeasterly part of Plymp- 
ton (1306 acres), also Carver except South Meadows. 

After the act of incorporation as recorded in the first book, 
there follow records of town-meetings to page 101, when the 
births, marriages and deaths are scattered along through the 
book, not chronologically, but, as seems to have been the 



Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 175 

custom of the times, the earlier records were quite as likely 
to be found in the last part of the book as in the first part. 

Lewis Bradford was Town Clerk of Plympton from 18 12 
to 185 1, and while serving in that capacity spent much time 
and labor in adding data to the original records, as he 
obtained it from tombstones and other sources, which would 
assist the future genealogist in tracing ancestry. 

In transcribing these records the notes by Lewis Bradford 
are put in italics, enclosed in parentheses, and the original 
paging is indicated by numerals enclosed in brackets. 



The Book of Records of the West Satiety 
in the Western precinct of Plimouth. 

At a Great and General Court or assembly begun and held 
at Boston upon Wednesday the twenty ninth of May 1695 In 
the seventh yeare of his maiestyes Reign and continued by 
adjournment unto Wednesday the Twentheth of november 
following and the next Tuesday 
november 26 th 1695. 

Upon perusal of the Report of a committee of this Court 
appointed to view the situation of the Remote Inhabitants of 
the Westerly part of the town of Plimouth with the number 
of families there residing and to propose a time in order to 
making a division between them and the body of sd town for 
setting up the worship of God in said precinct and having 
Considered of what was offered by the agents for the said 
town of Plimouth 

The court do approve and allow of the divisional Line stated 
by the sd Committee viz extending from Jones River pond 
so called unto Jeduthen Robins his present Dwelling with 
this varation only so as to leave out of sd line the sd Robins 
Benaja Pratt John Pratt and Eleazer dunham to make a dis- 
tinct precinct for setting up the worship of God and support 
of a Laarned and orthodox ministry among themselves being 
remote from the present place of publick worship in sd town 
And do grant and order that all the Inhabitants except as 



176 Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 

aforesd that are or shall hereafter Settle within the sd Line 
and their Lands and Estates Lying there shall stand Charged 
towards the settlement and support of such ministry in man- 
ner as the Law Relating to the maintainance and support of 
ministers doz direct and provide and to be assessed thereto 
by two or more assessors as shall from time to time be Elected 
and appointed by the major part of said Inhabitants for that 
purpose which sd inhabitants may also nominate and apoint 
a Collector to gather and pay in the same as by order under 
the hands of such assessors shall be directed provided never- 
theless that all Lands Lying within the said precinct belong- 
ing to other persons in sd town not Inhabiting there shall be 
free from all such assessments and not stand charged towards 
the support of the ministry in sd place nor shall any Lands 
belonging to any of sd Inhabitants Lying in parts of the 
town be charged towards the support of the ministry at the 
Town and that all the wood and timber being or growing 
within the sd precinct shall remain and continue to the use 
of the Comoners and proprietors as formerly and do further 
order that when and so soon as the Inhabitants of sd pre- 
cinct shall have provided a learned and orthodox minister to 
preach the word of God among them shall be freed and ex- 
empt from paying towards the support of the ministry at the 
town and for so Long time as thay shall enjoy and have such 
a ministry continued with them. 

A true Copy of the General Courts 
grant Copied out of that which the 
Inhabitants of the Western Precinct 
of plimouth had from Boston 
By David Bosworth Clark. 

[p. 101] David Shaw the son of Jonathan Shaw by Elizabeth 

his wife was born 20 th March 1730-31 and died 28 th of 

the same month. 
Benjamin Soul the son of Benjamin Soul by hannah his wife 

was born February I th 1731. 
Joseph Bryant the son of Ebenezar Bryant by Elizabeth his 

wife was born Septem er 12 th 1731 and died October 8 th 

1731. 



Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 177 

micah Leach the son of giles Leach by Annah his wife was 

born august 11 th 1722. 
John Leach was born July 25 th 1725. 
Elizabeth Leach was born Aprile 28 th 1728. 

[p. 102] Isaac Boney the son of Isaac Boney by mary his 

wife was born April 19 1729. 

and died Decem er 7th following. 
Sarah Boney was born April 5 th 173 1. 
Silas Sturtevant the son of Cornelius Sturtevant by Elizabeth 

his wife was born June 27 th 1730. 
Samuel Waterman the son of Sam 11 Waterman by mary his 

wife was born June 27 th 1726. 
Mary Waterman was born Aprill 29 1730. 

[p. in.] Jabez Fuller died 14 th October 1728. 

Sam 11 Rickard deceased September 7 th 1727. {Aged about 63 

yrs taken from his grave stone. Rebekah Rickard widow 

d. Apr. 4, 1740 ae. ab. 63.) 
Josiah Samson deceased March 29 1730. 

[p. 114] Israel Dunham Deceased Aug st y e 18 th 1726. 

Henery Rickard Deceast Sept. 17 th 1726 {ae. ab. 60) 

{Mercy the wife of Henry Rickard d. Jan. 10, 1729-30, in her 
67 th year.) 

Joseph Sampson deceased Octo r y e 15^1726 {ae.afi yr. 3 m. id.) 

The Widow Bethiah Waterman Relict of Samuel Waterman 
Deceast Jan r y e 29 th 1726-7 {in her 59th yr.) 

Sarah wife of Seth fuller dece* June y e 7 th 1726. 

Thomas Witon son of John Witon and Bethia his wife De- 
ceased Dec r y e 25 th 1725. 

Peirces Lukas wife of Joseph Lucas deceased June y e 6 th 
1726. {She was the daughter of Lt. Jonathan Shaw by 
Me he tab el his first wife and was b. Mar. 10, 1692.) 

Barnabas Lucas sone of Joseph Lucas Deceased maye y e 20 th 
1726. 

Samuel Cushman son of Samuel Deceast. April y e the 22 d 
1727. 

Jemima Cushman Deceast maye y e second 1727 

Joseph Cushman Deceast Maye y e 10 th 1727. 



178 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Jerusha Cushman Daughter of Benjamen Cushman Deceased 

May y e 22 d 1727. 
abigail Harlow widow Deceased May y e 13, 1727. (wid. of 

Nath 1 Sen. in 63 d yr. of her age.) 
Elizabeth Sampson wife of Georg Sampson Sen. Deceased 

maye y e 27 th , 1727. 
Rebeckah wife of Jabez Newland Deceas 1 agust y e 21 st 1727. 
Rebeckah wife to mr Isaac Cushman Deceased Sep*. y e 3, 

1727 in y e 73 d year of her age. 
Deakcon Elcanah Cushman Deceased Sep*. y e 4 th 1727 (ae 

767. 3m. id) 
Lef n Isaac Cushman Dec d . Sept er the 4 th . 1727. (in 51st yr. 

Son Rev. I. Cushman) 
Susanah Cole wife to John Cole Sen r deceased Aug st 26 th 

1727 (in her 59th. yr.) 
Edmund Weston Sen r deceased Septem er 23 d 1727 (in6yth yr) 
Adam wright Sen r Deceased Sept r . 20 th 1724 (in 79 or 

80th. yr) 
Susanah Bosworth wife to Nehemiah Bosworth Deceased 

Septem br 10 th , 1728 
Samuel Fuller Ju r died april 18 th , 1724. 

( To be continued.') 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, Jr. 

( Continued from page ioj. ) 

(March, 1757.) 

ye j^th Brother & I Set out and went to M r Katterlans then 

to y e Wid w Povertys to Peltons Jn° Maynors Jn° Spicers Dan 11 

Whipples then to Pocatanock Where we Parted & I Came 

Home — this Day I Hered of y e Sudden Death of Jeremiah 

Tracy 

Sundy March y e 20 th I went to Meeting at Noon Hered of 

y e Death of Abraham Tocomawos and Som thing How He 

Com by his End I also Went with a Number Down to y e 

Rever where y e Indion was Murderd — At Night I Came 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch y Jr. 179 

Home & Had Oppertunity to Do Some Writing alone in y e 
Evening — 

y e 22 d & 23 rd there was a Vary Great Storm of Hail I Made 
a Powder Horn 

y e 24 th I went over to Town Se Elisha Rockwell — I Lit of 
Sergt Peck in Town Se Nath n Gallup Lieu 1 Billings & His 
Father Lieu* Fitch & His Brother I also went to Cort Hered 
Som Considrable Pleading Se Capt Harris there at Night 
I went Up to Brother Rudds 

y e 25 th I staid at Rudds all Day we Had a Bundance of Dis- 
corce with one John Tho s an Irishman at Night Doc* Hunt- 
ington & Lieu* Peck were there 

y e 26 th I Came Down to Town Se Capt Fitch & Lie* Durky 
I Bought Some Dufen at Esq r Jabez Huntington then I 
Came Home In y e Rain. 

y e 28 th I went to John Wights Got Me a Jacket & Carried 
it to Capt. Mixs to Be Made 

March 29 th I went to Town to Meet y e Company But they 
Didnot meet So I went to Cort & Staid there all y e rest of 
y e Day at Night Came Horn in y e Rain again 
ye 30th was a Vary Stormy Day &c Dan 11 Deming was mar d 
y s Night 

ye ^jst 1 vvent to Town Rec d my Bounty £2 : 4 : 5^ at Night 
Came Home 

About this time we Hered a Bundance of News about Fort 
W m Henrys Being Beseegd But Nothing Direct So as to be 
Depended Upon. 

Aprill 2 nd we Droyd Some Logs To y e Soymill 
Sunday Aprill 3 rd Was a Nother Tedious Storm 
ye 4 th I Wrote Some Poems From y e Lyrics &c — 
ye 5th 1 went to Town to Meet y e Company there was a 
Press in Town this Day there was a Training of Capt Cooks 
Company — Capt. Cook Presd Several Men about this 
time — 

ye 5th was ye Public Fast 

ye 7th 1 went t0 Groton to Brother Pelatiahs He & His wife 
was Gon to Ordination M r Stoddard was there — 
ye 3th j n ye Morning Brother & I Went to Sam 11 Walworths 
to Se His Negro where we was Treated Vary Hansomly 



180 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Came Back in y e afternoon He & I Set out Some Apple 
Trees — In y e Evening we went Down to M r Burrowss — 
y e gth i Had Much Discorce with M r Stoddard &c : Ab Gard 
was there — At Night we Had a Dispute Conserning Space 
— then Upon y e Trinity 

Sunday y e 10 th Brother and I went over to Mistic to take 
Cair of an ox — from i to 3 oClok — at Night Brother 
went to Fishing Cosen Frelove was there & M r Walworths 
Daughters 

ye l jth 1 Rose Vary Early about 8 oClok I Toock My Leve of 
My Brother & His Family — Set out for Norwich I Rid 
about a Mile oftock Sam 11 Walworth & Rid with Him to 
Nathan Alliens Had Much Discorce with Him — then I 
Crosd y e River & Rid Alone in to Town where y e Company 
was Imbodyd — Before Night I Set out to Go Home Helpd 
a Drunken Man Down to y e Landing and over y e Bridg Then 
I Bought Several Things Nessary for y e Expadition — Reu- 
ben Mix Listed this Day 

ye I2 th it Raind I went To Town again it was Traning Day 
In Town at Night I went Up to Brother Rudds 
ye j^th i n ye Morning I was Not well But about 11 oClok I 
Grew Better & Set out to Go to Town I went to Lothrops & 
there Lit of y e Officers & Plaid Hundreds Most of y e after- 
noon Toard Night Part of Capt. Gallups Cumpany Marchd 
out of Town — I Came Down to y e Landing and Lit of a 
Chains to Ride Home on a Hors of M r Coits 
ye j 4th Brother Elisha and I Made Fens at Night I went 
Down to Uncle Haskels &c. 

Memorandum: Lieu* Billings was Married Aprill 12 th 1757 
and Doct r Lee y e 14 th 

ye 1 ^th was a Lowery Day I went to Town again U Water- 
man Set of for Hartford at Night I Came Home in y e Rain 
ye j^th 1 W ent to Town again Rec d y e Remainder of My 
Bounty & First Months wages Which is (*) at Night I Came 
Home Cald in at John Prides &c — 

Sunday y e 17 th I went to Meeting Hered M r Wight from 
Psalm 102 nd 16 th this Psalm was Sung & y e 132 nd — at Night 
Yong Roger Haskill was Here — 

* The amount was not filled in. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 1 8 1 

y e 1 8 th I went over to Town We Contluded to March y e Next 
Day at Night I Got a Berth to Ride Home Behinde John 
Choat we went in at Prides there was a Company of my 
Mates there — 

ye jgth J Toock My Leave of Home in y e Morning and went 
to Brother Elishas Bid Fairwell to Them & Then I went to 
M r Wights Spent Some time with Him then went over to 
Town Toock My Snap k & Blan* & Soon March d we was Pes- 
terd Extreamly with our Indians Being Drunk we March d 
to Land Lord Huntingtons where we Got Some Diner for our 
Men — I Toock My Leave of My Father & Sister Rudd and 
Marchd in y e Front —at y e Widd Fitchs I Toock My Pack 
we Got to Aldens in Lebanon — there I Lodgd in a Good 
Beed with Lieu* Durky — This evening I Had Some Conver- 
sation with Som old acquaintants &c 

Aprill 20 th we Set out from Aldens Early in y e Morning I 
Marchd in y e Front to Clarks in y e Crank Before Breakfast 
&c. about 10 oClok we Set out from there I Got Tho s An- 
drus to Carry My Pack I Brought up y e Rear & was Plagued 
with our Indians Some of em was Drunk About Noon we 
Got to Houss in Andover where we Rested Some time then 
Marchd Up to Bolton and I Got Some Din r at Pitkins — then 
Sent of al y e men and March d in y e Rear Down to Websters 
where Tho s Andrus Mad us Som Sport with Some Yong 
Women &c — then Marchd to Chenees Sent all our Men of 
from there and we Got to Olcutts Just Before Sunset — Got 
Som Supper and Lodgd with L* Durky and Sil s Waterman in 
a Vary Good Bead Slep well &c — 

Aprill 21 st 1757 at Olcutts we Had Tea for Breakfast then 
we Set out I Had Got Half a Mile and forgot my Powder 
Horn & went Back again after it — about a Mile from Olcutts 
I Got Up on L* Durkys Hors and Rid Into Hartford — we 
went Down y e Bank and Wated by y e Flood Some time for 
orders at Last went over to Capt. Marsas and Got Some 
Din r on My own Cost — then Crossd y e ferry and went Up 
to y e State Hous where I Toock charge of y e Company and 
Then March d them forward to M r Bentens and Got em Bil- 
lited out there & among His Neighbors with Much Dificulty 
— I Got Quarters My Self at M r Bentnes at Night Lodgd In 
a Bead with Tho s Andrus &c — 



1 82 Reports from State Societies. 

y e 22 nd In y e Morning I Hered that Atwell one of our Men 
was Sick I went to Se Him and y e Rest of our Men — A 
Great Deal of Fiddleing and Dansing we Had This Day In 
y e afternoon I Turnd out Part of our Men & Exercised them 
— Doc 1 Bull Com to Se Atwel our Two Lieu ts Com to Se Us 
we Drinkd Mothegalan and Plaid Hundreds &c — Then I 
went in to y e Chamber allone write y e Forgoing Lines Fid- 
dleing & Dansing Going on Below &c — at Night Lodgd 
with Andrus again 

ye 23 rd was a Lowery Day we Had Fiddleing & Dansing Go- 
ing on I Helpd y e Land Lady &c. Tho s Andrus Set out 
to Go Home — In the After Noon Maj r Pasons Company 
Marchd By Here U Huntley Came to Se us we Plaid a Little 
at Cards So He went Home to His Quarters — At Night I 
Lodgd With Serj* Mack &c — 

Sunday y e 24 th I Ralied What men I Could and went to Meet- 
ing with M r Seymer Set with Him Hered M r Whitman from 
Psalm 44 th (*) th and 1 19 th at Noon I was at Land Lord Butlars 
& was Treated Vary Handsom y e River was Vary Deep — 
In y e after Noon I Set In y e Gallery &c — At Night Came to 
our Quarters And Sung Some Hymns — Roger Bissel was 
there 

Memmorandum our Land L d Has a daughter 6 Years old with 
2 Thums on one Hand 

( To be continued.') 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

On Tuesday evening, May 16, 1899, a meeting of the Soci- 
ety was held at the Hotel Vendome, Boston. The Secre- 
tary reported the death, March 24, 1899, of Mrs. Mehitable 
(Parker) Smith, of Barnstable, Mass., aged ninety-three years, 
six months and twenty-four days. Mrs. Smith was seventh 
in descent from John Howland, and was elected a member 
of the Society September 2, 1899, her State Number being 
397, and General Number, 1131. Mrs. Smith's twin sister, 

* Illegible. 



Reports from State Societies. 183 

Mrs. Deborah (Parker) Hall, of Barnstable (also a member 
of the Society), survives her. 

The Secretary announced the election of Mrs. Alonzo 
Butler Bray, whose record of twenty different lines of 
descent from nine Mayflower passengers is a remarkable 
one. The record is as follows : — 

Seventh in descent (8 lines) from William. Bradford. 

Ninth in descent (4 lines) from William and Alice Mullins. 

Eighth in descent (4 lines) from John and Priscilla (Mul- 
lins) Alden. 

Ninth in descent (4 lines) from William and Mary Brewster. 

Eighth in descent (4 lines) from Love Brewster. 

Ninth in descent (4 lines) from Richard Warren. 

The net membership of the Society is now 491, a gain of 
92 members in the six months since the annual meeting. 

The business meeting was followed by a reception. 

Donations to the Library. 

" Members and Ascendants of the Massachusetts Society 
of Colonial Dames of America, 1898," from Mrs. George S. 
Hale. 

" Pilgrims of Boston," from Cyrus A. Hawes. 

"Pilgrim Memoranda," from Morton Dexter. 

" New England's Memorial " and " Guide to Plymouth and 
Recollections of the Pilgrims," both from Mrs. Henry E. 
Raymond. 

"The First Parish in Brighton," from Edward B. Kellogg, 
M.D. 

"Noyes Pedigree" and "Adams Pedigree," both from the 
compiler, James Atkins Noyes. 

Members Elected. 
April 12, 1899. 

472. Mrs. William Henry Drury, Waltham, eighth from John 

Howland. 

473. Miss Zeruah Soule, Duxbury, sixth from George Soule. 

474. Mrs. Lindsley Loring, Chestnut Hill, ninth from John 

Howland. 

475. Mrs. William Hill Young, Brookline, ninth from Rich- 

ard Warren. 

476. Nathaniel Cushing Nash, Cambridge, ninth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

477. Herbert Nash, Boston, ninth from William Brewster. 

478. Thomas Francis Richardson, Cohasset, eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 



184 Reports from State Societies. 

479. Miss Mary Smith Clark, Medford, seventh from John 

Alden. 

480. Miss Sarah Louisa Clark, Medford, seventh from John 

Alden. 

481. Allston Porter Joyce, Medford, seventh from Edward 

Doty. 

482. Dudley Richards Child, Boston, ninth from Isaac Aller- 

ton, eighth from Mary Allerton. 

483. Miss Edith Child, Boston, ninth from Isaac Allerton, 

eighth from Mary Allerton. 

484. David William Noyes, Boston, ninth from John Alden. 

485. William Leonard Benedict, Boston, ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

486. Mrs. Albert Stokes Apsey, Cambridge, seventh from 

George Soule. 

487. Mrs. Fred Eugene Jones, Brookline, eighth from John 

Howland. 

488. Mrs. Britton Davis, El Paso, Texas, seventh from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 
May 16, 1899. 

489. Francis Otis Nash, Boston, ninth from William Brew- 

ster. 

490. Mrs. Alonzo Butler Bray, Boston, seventh from William 

Bradford. 

491. Mrs. Dole Wadley, Portsmouth, N. H., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

492. Mrs. George William Downing, Lynn, eighth from 

William Brewster, seventh from Love Brewster. 

493. Mrs. Edmund Anthony, Jr., Fairhaven, eighth from 

Samuel Fuller. 

494. Alvin Page Johnson, Boston, tenth from William Brew- 

ster. 

495. Mrs. Charles Andrew Clark, Newton Centre, eighth 

from Richard Warren. 

496. Mrs. George Henry Whitney Bates, Boston, seventh 

from John Howland. 

497. Henry Nathaniel Fairbanks, Bangor, Me., seventh from 

John Howland. 

498. Mrs. Henry Nathaniel Fairbanks, Bangor, Me., eighth 

from William Bradford. 

499. John Damon, Boston, ninth from Richard Warren. 

500. Mrs. George Hiram Walker, Boston, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

501. Elijah Austin Keith, Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

502. Mrs. William Bond Way, Milwaukee, Wis., eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 



Reports from State Societies. 185 

503. Miss Lillian Minnie Way, Milwaukee, Wis., ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 

504. Mrs. Edmund Cropper Gray, Milwaukee, Wis., ninth 

from Francis Cooke. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
March, 1899. 

43. Horace S. Bacon, ninth from John Alden. 
153. Henry C. Yergason, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 

eighth from Constance Hopkins. 
327. Harry C. Philbrick, tenth from William Brewster, ninth 

from Love Brewster. 
452. Mrs. George Agry, Jr., ninth from John Billington, 

eighth from Francis Billington ; eighth (2 lines) from 

Edward Doty ; eighth from Richard Warren ; eighth 

from Edward Winslow. 

459. Mrs. Charles W. Underhill, eighth from Francis Cooke. 

460. Mrs. William T. Curtis, eighth from John Alden ; 

eighth from Stephen Hopkins ; eighth from Myles 
Standish. 
463. Mrs. Caleb M. Saville, eighth from Edward Doty. 

469. Mrs. Walter M. Farwell, tenth from William Brewster ; 

eighth (2 lines) from John Howland. 

April, 1899. 

468. L. Foster Morse, ninth from William Brewster; sev- 
enth (2 lines) from John Howland. 

470. Miss Annie C. Morse, tenth from William Brewster ; 

eighth (2 lines) from John Howland. 

May, 1899. 

278. Mrs. Earl A. Mower, ninth from William Brewster. 

395. Mrs. Joshua Bates, eighth from Isaac Allerton, seventh 
from Mary Allerton ; ninth from Richard Warren. 

430. Mrs. Edward E. Capehart, tenth from William Brew- 
ster ; eighth from John Howland. 

432. Mrs. George W. Percy, ninth from James Chilton, 
eighth from Mary Chilton ; ninth from Francis 
Cooke. 

490. Mrs. Alonzo B. Bray, eighth (4 lines) from John Alden ; 
seventh (7 lines) from William Bradford ; ninth (4 
lines) from William Brewster, eighth (4 lines) from 
Love Brewster ; ninth (4 lines) from Richard Warren. 

494. Alvin P. Johnson, tenth from William Brewster ; tenth 
from Stephen Hopkins, ninth from Constance Hop- 
kins. 

498. Mrs. Henry N. Fairbanks, eighth from John Howland. 



1 86 Reports from State Societies. 

NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
April 5, 1899. 

523. Henry Trowbridge Allen, New York, ninth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

524. Mrs. Charles Bliss Boynton, East Orange, N. J., eighth 

from John Alden. 

525. Thomas Redfield Proctor, Utica, eighth from John 

Alden. 

526. William Parker Jewett, St. Paul, Minn., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

527. Mrs. Theron George Strong, New York, eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 

528. Mrs. Lewis W. Cherry, Little Rock, Ark., eighth from 

John Howland. 

529. Mrs. Walter Phelps Warren, Troy, eighth from Stephen 

Hopkins, seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 

530. Mrs. Samuel Milford Blatchford, New York, seventh 

from Richard Warren. 

531. Mrs. Charles Dwight Sabin, New York, seventh from 

Richard Warren. 

May 3, 1899. 

532. Mrs. Edwin H. Wootton, New York, eighth from John 

Alden. 

533. Mrs. Simeon B. Chittenden, Brooklyn, ninth from John 

Howland. 

534. Miss Edith Warren Sterling, East Orange, N. J., ninth 

from John Howland. 

535. Miss Eleanor Augusta Sterling, East Orange, N. J., 

ninth from John Howland. 

536. Mrs. J. W. Bubb, Fort Sheridan, 111., seventh from 

William Bradford. 

537. Mrs. Augustus J. Stephenson, Lockport, ninth from 

John Alden. 

538. Mrs. Francis Perkins Furnald, Jr., New York, eighth 

from John Howland. 

May 22, 1899. 

539. Jedediah E. Adams, New York, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

540. Charles Appleton Terry, New York, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

541. Cyrus Fay Paine, Rochester, eighth from Stephen 

Hopkins, seventh from Constance Hopkins. 



Reports from State Societies. 187 

CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
April 17, 1899. 

195. William Newton Parker, New Haven, ninth from Wil- 
liam Bradford. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 1, 1899. 

108. Mrs. Henry Carney Register, Ardmore, seventh from 

George Soule. 

109. Mrs. Joseph Harrison Brazier, Philadelphia, seventh 

from George Soule. 
no. Jay Bucknell Lippincott, Philadelphia, ninth from 

William Bradford. 
in. Henry Thomas Kent, Clifton Heights, seventh from 

Francis Cooke. 
112. Louise Leonard Kent, Clifton Heights, eighth from 

John Alden. 

Supplemental Line Filed. 
March, 1899. 
93. Mrs. J. Bolton Winpenny, tenth from Thomas Rogers. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 8, 1899. 

63. Solon Tenney French, Chicago, seventh from John 

Alden. 

May 10, 1899. 

64. Mrs. Cyrus Bentley, Elmhurst, ninth from William 

Bradford. 

65. Mrs. Joseph Robie Putnam, Chicago, seventh from 

William Bradford. 

66. Mrs. Christine King Pomeroy, Chicago, ninth from 

William Bradford. 



1 88 Reports from State Societies. 

67. Mrs. Charles Bailey Sawyer, Chicago, eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 

May 31, 1899. 

68. Hempstead Washburne, Chicago, ninth from Francis 

Cooke. 

69. Paul Blatchford, Oak Park, eighth from William Brad- 

ford. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
March, 1899. 
46. Hubert C. Downs, ninth from William Brewster, eighth 

from Love Brewster. 
57. Isaac B. Snow, ninth from William Brewster. 

April, 1899. 
31. Henry V. Freeman, ninth from William Brewster, 

tenth from William Brewster ; ninth (2 lines) from 

Stephen Hopkins, eighth from Constance Hopkins, 

eighth from Gyles Hopkins. 
52. Fredrik H. Gade, eighth from John Alden, ninth from 

John Alden ; ninth from Thomas Rogers. 
62. Miss Cornelia G. Lunt, tenth from Richard Warren. 

May, 1899. 
38. John McG. Adams, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 

eighth from Constance Hopkins. 
46. Hubert C. Downs, ninth from William Brewster, eighth 

from Love Brewster. 
48. George Butters, ninth from John Alden ; seventh from 

Edward Doty ; eighth from Henry Samson ; eighth 

from George Soule ; seventh from Richard Warren, 

ninth from Richard Warren. 
65. Mrs. Joseph R. Putnam, eighth from John Alden ; 

eighth from Thomas Rogers. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 7, 1899. 

26. Mrs. H. H. H. Crapo Smith, Detroit, Mich., eighth from 

William White, seventh from Resolved White. 

March 28, 1899. 

27. William Howard Doane, Cincinnati, ninth from Stephen 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance Hopkins. 



Reports from State Societies. 189 

28. Mrs. William Howard Doane, Cincinnati, ninth from 

John Howland. 

29. Miss Ida Frances Doane, Cincinnati, tenth from John 

Howland. 

30. Miss Marguerite Treat Doane, Cincinnati, tenth from 

Stephen Hopkins, ninth from Constance Hopkins. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

At the regular meeting held April 11, 1899, Rev. John 
Louis Ewell, D.D., the Elder of the Society, read a paper on 
the "Life and Works of John Robinson." Other speakers 
were Mr. William W. Case, Miss Hattie L. Alden, Mr. Edwin 
A. Hill, Mr. Thomas S. Hopkins and Mr. Solomon E. Faunce. 

On Thursday evening, May 1 1, 1899, the Society was enter- 
tained at the residence of Mrs. George Rochford Stetson. 
During the evening Mr. Stetson read a paper on the history 
of Puritan hymnology, illustrating it by frequent selections 
on the piano. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed by the 
Board of Assistants, April n, 1899: — 

Membership : Thomas Snell Hopkins, William Wallace 
Case, Jerome Fletcher Johnson, Frank Birge Smith, Edwin 
Allston Hill. 

Publication: Harry Weston Van Dyke, Mrs. Jane S. 
(Owen) Keim, Miss Hattie L. Alden. 

Auditing; William Park Metcalf, George Congdon Gor- 
ham, Sherburne Gillette Hopkins. 

Room and Property: Rev. John Louis Ewell, D.D., Na- 
thaniel Emmons Robinson, Alonzo Howard Clark, Thomas 
Blagden, Algernon Aikin Aspinwall. 

Entertainment : Dr. Marcus Benjamin, Henry Peter Re- 
nouf Holt, Mrs. George Rochford Stetson, Miss Emily 
Eliza Robinson, Miss Isabel Sargent Chamberlin. 

Donation to the Library. 

"The Portland, Conn., Burying Ground Association and 
its Cemetery," from John Henry Hall. 

Members Elected. 
February 21, 1899. 

47. Benjamin Prentis Watrous, ninth from William Brew- 
ster. 



190 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

March 14, 1899. 

44. Mrs. Irving Williamson, Washington, eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

45. Mrs. William Wesley Karr, Washington, seventh from 

George Soule. 

46. Miss Carlie Emeline Marsh, Washington, eighth from 

William Bradford. 
April 11, 1899. 

48. Mrs. Horace Gedney Young, Albany, N. Y., tenth from 

John Alden. 
May 9, 1899. 

49. Howard Wilson Blanchard, Herndon, Va., eighth from 

John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
March, 1899. 

19. Harry W. Van Dyke, ninth from John Alden ; eighth 

from Peter Brown ; ninth from Francis Cooke ; 
eighth from George Soule. 

20. William P. Metcalf, ninth from William Brewster, 

eighth from Love Brewster ; ninth from Richard 
Warren. 

21. Edwin A. Hill, ninth from John Howland. 

23. Mrs. George R. Stetson, ninth from John Alden ; ninth 
from Thomas Rogers. 

34. Caleb R. Stetson, tenth from John Alden ; tenth from 

Thomas Rogers. 

35. Mrs. Frank F. Fletcher, tenth from John Alden ; tenth 

from Thomas Rogers. 

36. Mrs. William H. Claflin, tenth from John Alden ; tenth 

from Thomas Rogers. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

Foreign Research Fund (see pp. 61, 62). — The Com- 
mittee on Historical Research will make arrangements for 
beginning the examination of the English records as soon as 
sufficient funds are in hand. If those who have promised to 
contribute will do so promptly it will be of great assistance 
to the Committee. Subscriptions not acknowledged : Na- 
thaniel C. Nash, #100 ; L. Emery Holden, #25 ; John E. Alden, 
$$ ; Mrs. Henry C. Purmort, $5 ; H. Curtis Rowley, $5. 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 191 

Mayflower Genealogies (see pp. 124, 125). — The Com- 
mittee on Historical Research is perfecting plans for carry- 
ing on the work of compiling these genealogies, and expects 
to be able to announce them in the October issue. 

Bradford Meerstead. — This name has been selected by 
the Committee on Marking Historic Sites for the portion of 
Governor Bradford's estate at Kingston, which was presented 
to the Massachusetts Society by some of his descendants. 

The Committee has been receiving subscriptions for the 
purpose of marking the spot, by a handsome bronze tablet 
inserted in the face of a massive bowlder, and properly caring 
for the grounds. The treasurer has received $414 from the 
following named descendants : Mrs. Martha B. Stone, Mrs. 
Ellen H. Hudson, Mrs. Charles Taintor Baker, Mrs. A. L. 
Gilkey, Francis Olcott Allen, Arthur Orr, J. M. Adams, 
Mrs. F. A. Barker, Eben Barker, Frederick Alden Barker, 
Mrs. Titus B. Meigs, Frederick C. Fairbanks, Isabella El- 
dridge, Mrs. Henry Gay, Mrs. C. A. Nicola, Belle M. Torrey, 
Mrs. Charles F. Bradford, Edward C. James, Miss H. L. 
Robbins, Marion Bradford Willard, Bradford Holt Willard, 
Alden S. Bradford, Frederick Sheldon Parker, Henry Tal- 
madge, Edwin S. Crandon, Mrs. Oliver Ditson, Mrs. Burr 
Porter, Hannah S. Davis, Mrs. John Crosby Brown, Gardner 
C. Leonard, Mrs. Timothy Dwight, Mrs. Mary Reed Smith, 
Charles Healy Ditson, William C. Donnell, Mrs. J. Bolton 
Winpenny, Miss C. A. Hamilton, Mrs. Mary E. Kountze, 
Chandler Robbins, Captain R. B. Bradford, Mrs. Lindsay 
Fairfax, Mrs. Henry W. Wilkinson, Mrs. Amelia Stone 
Quinton, Mrs. Stephen M. Whipple, Mrs. Zilpha Bradford 
Shaw, Mrs. Ella Bradford Burnham, Benjamin Delano Sweet, 
Guilford Smith, Mrs. Guilford Smith, Mrs. Alfred H. Belo, 
Pamelia Keith Wright, Mrs. Almeric Paget, Mrs. R. M. New- 
port, Mrs. John F. Lewis, Mrs. George Agry, Jr., Miss 
Josephine Lippincott, Mrs. Britton Davis, Walter P. Warren, 
Mrs. Henry N. Fairbanks. 

After a long search the Committee has found a suitable 
bowlder in the town of Plympton, and the owner, Mr. William 
Perkins, a Bradford descendant, has presented it to the 
Society. 

It is proposed to place in a recess in the bowlder, back of 
the tablet, a sealed box containing lists of the donors of the 
land and the memorial, lists of members of each of the State 
Societies, the names of all Bradford descendants who are 
members of the Societies, copies of The Mayflower De- 
scendant, etc. 



192 Book Notes. 

Queries. 

[ This department is limited to subjects connected with Pilgrim genealogy and history. 
Queries can be inserted for subscribers only.] 

10. Thomson — Reed. Lieut. John Thomson of Middle- 
boro mentions in his will, dated 23 April, 1696, his daughter 
Esther Reed. What was the given name of her husband ? 
Where did he live ? Were there any descendants ? C. B. R. 

11. Rogers — Richmond. Was Abigail 3 Rogers (John 2 , 
Thomas 1 ) the first or the second wife of John 2 Richmond 
(John : ) ? Is there any deposition or other record than her 
gravestone which gives a clue to the date of her birth ? Was 
she the mother of John's first four children? A. B. C. 

12. Winslow — Brooks. Did Elizabeth 2 Winslow (Gov- 
ernor Edward *) marry Gilbert Brooks of Scituate ? H. I. S. 

\_ElizabetJi 2 Winslow manied, first, Robert Brooks, by whom 
she had one so?i,John. She married, second, Captain George 
Corwin of Salem. An article in pj'eparation for the October 
issue will present conclusive proofs of these marriages. — 
Editor.] 

13. Buck — Cushman. Who were the parents of Mary 
Buck, who married, 11 January, 1710-11, Allerton 4 Cush- 
man (Elkanah 3 , Thomas 2 , Robert 1 ), of Plympton ? H. C. W. 



BOOK NOTES, 



Histotia. A Magazine of Local History. Vol. I, No. 1, 
November, 1898; No. 2, February, 1899; No. 3, April, 1899. 
Edited and published by George C. Turner, Norwell, Mass. 
Bi-monthly, 8vo, 8 pp. $1 per year. Single numbers, 20 
cents. 

The town of Norwell was formerly South Scituate, and 
here was organized, in 1645, the Second Church in Scituate, 
with Rev. William Wetherell as its pastor. Mr. Wetherell's 
record of the children baptized by him [among whom were 
the children of Resolved White and of John and Mary 
(Brewster) Turner] has been preserved, and its publication 
was begun in the April issue of Historia. Another valuable 
feature is the copy of the gravestone inscriptions in the old 
cemeteries. 

It is to be hoped that the success of this magazine will be 
such that others will imitate the good example set by Mr. 
Turner and start similar publications for the preservation of 
local records. 



T 



he Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. I. OCTOBER, 1899. No. 4. 



THE BREWSTER BOOK. 

, ( Continued from page 174.) 

An account of the illustration accompanying this article will be found on pages 3 
and 4 of the January issue. 

(p. 174, upside down) 

The entries on page 174 were made by Benjamin * Brewster (Benjamin 3 , 
Jonathan 2 , Elder William 1 ), the first two being made at one time, after 
the birth of his son Benjamin 6 . 

Benjmin Brewster marred to 
mary smith the 17 of desember 
1696 

Benjmin Brewster the sonn 
of Benjmin Brewster and 
mary his wif born at mohegin the 
24 of September 1697 

John Brewster the son 
of Benjamin Brewster and 
mary his wif born at 
lebonan may 25 1701 

mary the dafter of Ben]a.(wom) 
Brewster and mary his v/(worn) 
born at lebonan aprl 
the 24 174* 

(p. 173, upside down) 

Sarah Brewster Dafter of John 

Brewster and Dorothy His Wife 

born at Preston May the 25 day 1733 

This entry is in an unknown hand. 

* 1704. 

193 



194 The Brewster Book. 

(p. 155, upside down) 

The entries on this page were probably made by John Brewster himself. 
John Brewster Married to 
Dorothy Treat Septembar y e 20 1725 

Olevour the Son of John Brewster 
and Dorothy his wife born at Preston 
July y e 20. 1726 

Dorothy y e Daughter of John Brewster 
and Dorothy his wife born at Preston 
Jenuary y e 22 1727-28 

Hannah y e Daughter of John Brewster 
& Dorothy his wife born at Preston 
Sep r y e 26 th 1729 

Daniel y e son of John Brewster 

& of Dorothy his wife born at Preston 

April y e 12. 1 731 

(p. 146, upside down) 

Daniell Brewster sun to 

Daniell Brewster mareed 

to Elisebeth fremen Daftear 

to Josef freman agest the : 8 : 17 10 

The preceding entry was made by Daniel 4 Brewster (Benjamin 3 , Jona- 
than 2 , Elder William 1 ). 

The next three entries are in an unknown hand. 

Ebnerzer Brewster sone to 
Daniel Brewster mared 
Susana Smith agesthe 
the 28 1735 

On the outside margin opposite the preceding entry is written " hannh 
Brewser his wife.' 1 

Benamon the Son of Ebnezer Brewser 
Susana his wife borne unto hem 
at prason april 15 1736 

Ebenezar Brewster the Son 
of Ebenezar Brewster Susana 
his Wife borne unto them 
of preston april 25 1740 



The Brewster Book. 195 

(p. 144, upside down) 

The handwriting of the entries on this page has not been identified. 
Willam parrish mared unto 
Betia Brewstr May 23 1738 

Bethia Parrish The Daughter 
of Willam Parrish and Bethia His 
Wife Born at Windham September 
26 in The year 1739 

Bethiah Parrish the Wife of 
Wilian Parrish Desceast febuary 
the 8 1741 

(p. 1 38, upside down) 

The three entries on this page are in the handwriting of Daniel 4 Brew- 
ster, son of " Beniemen " and Ann. 

Ann Brewster the wif of 

Beniemen Brewster 

Departed this Lif may the : 9 : 1709 

Beniemen Brewster 

Departed this Lif 

In September the : 14: 1710 

Daniel Brewster marred to 

Dorthy Witter December 19 th iy(worn) 

(p. 99, right side tip) 
wilom wedg the son of 
Joshua wedg and rebeckea 
his wif Born the Dsember(worn) 
1 J (worn) 
The preceding entry is in an unknown hand, 
(p. 1 1 8, right side up) 

The entries on pages 118, 119, 120 and 129 were made by Nathan Free- 
man. 

Nathan Freeman Maried to Lucy Bloggett 
In the year : 1748 

(p. 119, right side up) 

Ruth Freeman the Daughter 

of Nathan Freeman and Lucy His 



196 The Brewster Book. 

wife was Born October y e : 24 : Day 
In y e year : 1749. 

Preston April the : 24 : Day in 
The year : 1750 : Ruth Freeman 
the Daughter of Nathan Freeman 
and Lucy Freeman His wife Departed 
this Life and in y e : 2 : year of Her age 

(p. 1 20, right side up) 

Preston November :y e : 2 : Day 

In the year : 1753 : Then Lucy 

Freeman the wife 

of Nathan Freeman Departed 

this Life and in the : 25 : year 

of Her age. 

Nathan Freeman Married to Lucy 
Barns February the : 14: in the year 1753 

Preston June the 29 th Day 1756 
Daniel Freeman Son of 
Nathan Freeman and Lcey his 
Wife Born June 29 th Day 

Lucey freeman the Daughter 
of Nathan freeman and 
Lucey his wife Born November 
the tenth Day 1756 

(p. 1 29, right side up) 

March :y e : 28 Day in the year 1753 

The Nathan Freeman moved to 

M r Daniel Brewsters to 

Live With Him 

Nathan Freeman 

And Lucey Freeman his 

Wife 

(p. 136, right side up) 

(worn)eruca theJDafter of Jonhn fobes 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 197 

{worn) Ruth his wif departed this lief 
february the : 25 1727 

The preceding entry was probably made by Daniel 4 Brewster. The 
following entry is in an unknown hand. 

John Fobes Departed 

This Life Febry 18 in the year iy(*) 

(P- *37> right side up) 

The first two entries on this page are in an unknown hand. The re- 
maining entries were probably made by Daniel * Brewster. 

John Fobes Marred to Ruth (worn) 
ster Jenuary 14 th 171 8-19 

Simeon the Son of John Fobes and R(wom) 
his wife was born Jenuary 14 th iyi(worn) 

marey the Dafter of John Fobes (worn) 

Ruth his wife was born at preston Jenuary 19 (worn) 

Jeruca the Dafter of John fobes an(worn) 
Ruth his wife was born at preston Decern (www) 
the 19 1724 

hanah the Dafter of John fobes 
and Ruth his wife was born at preston 
may the 29 1727 

Ebnesar the son to John Fobes and Ruth his 
wife was born in preston October 
the :22 day at mednith 1728 

( To be continued?) 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES, 

{Continued from page 161.) 

[17] Plym. WYNSLOW GOV 

1633 

An Inventory of the goods & Chattel's of ffr 

Eaton Carpenter of Plymouth as it was 

* Illegible. 



198 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

taken by James Hurst, ffrancs Cooke & 
Phineas Prat the 8 th of November & pre- 
sented in Court upon Oath the 25 th of the 
same An . 9 . Regni Dom. nri. Carol &c. 

20 00 00 
12 00 00 
01 00 00 

01 12 00 
01 10 00 
01 00 00 
00 08 00 
00 04 00 
00 05 00 
00 12 00 
00 01 00 
00 12 00 
00 04 00 
00 01 00 
00 03 00 
00 08 00 
00 02 00 
00 02 06 
00 15 00 
00 13 00 
00 02 00 
00 02 00 
It 1 quart pot & 1 brasse frying pan 00 02 00 



Inpr one Cow 


It 


one Cow calfe 


It 


2 young barrow hoggs 


It 


ffifty bushels of Corne 


It 


1 Coate 


It 


1 Cloake 


It 


1 black sute of cloathes 


It 


1 white hatt 


It 


1 black hatt 


It 


1 doublet 


It 


1 doublet 


It 


1 Cushen 


It 


4 pewter platters 


It 


1 pewter salt 


It 


3 sawsers & a cuppe 


It 


1 Cheese presse 


It 


1 Chest 


It 


1 box 


It 


1 Toole box 


It 


1 Table 


It 


1 Cheere 


It 


1 old bed steed & fforme 


It 


2 Curtaines & a Rod 



41 18 6 

It 1 pcell of salve 00 01 00 

It 1 thwart saw 00 04 00 

It 1 handsaw 00 01 04 

It I Rownd adds 00 01 00 

It 1 great hamer 00 00 10 

It 1 Adds 00 01 04 

It 1 holdfast 00 01 08 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 199 

It 1 Gouge 00 00 02 

It 1 fishing leade & a ffurmer 00 00 06 

It a pcell of old Iron 00 00 10 

It one shovell 00 00 08 
It 1 pistoll one powder home & one shott purse 00 09 00 

It one peece 01 14 00 

It 6 planes 00 03 00 

It 2 gowges & a chisell 00 00 06 

It A broken holdfast & a bench hooke 00 01 00 

It 2 Awgers an handsaw & a bitt 00 04 00 

It 1 Iron square 00 02 00 

It 1 adds 00 02 06 

It 1 adds 00 02 06 

It 3 Awgers 00 01 06 

It 1 Bevell square 00 01 06 

It 2 fformers & an hedding chisell 00 00 06 

It 1 yron Rule 00 01 00 

It 3 Chake lines 00 01 00 

It 2 herring tubbs 00 03 00 



04 00 04 



[18] It one pr of bootes 00 05 00 

It one case for bottles 00 02 00 

It one lathar 00 08 00 

It The frame 09 00 00 

It the ware 06 06 09 

It bords 02 08 00 



18 09 09 



See w* became of his estate by an order in Court novbr 
25 th . 1633 — in another Book* 

The debts off ffr Eaton 
Inpr debtor to Joh. Barnes pr bill 11 00 00 

It To ffr Billington for worke 01 10 00 

It To Rich Sparrow for worke in 
the wier & his grane 

* The words in italics are in a later hand. 



200 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

It To m r Abr. Shurt 05 09 00 

It To m r Heeks 01 15 00 

It To Willam lathan 01 08 00 
It To him for worke as it was estimated ) 

pr Tho Prence & Kanelm Wynslow [ 05 00 00 

being pd & the work undone ) 

It To m r ffogge 00 11 11 

It To m rs ffuller for phisick 00 10 00 

It To Samuel Eedy 02 00 00 
It To Web for 12 daies worke about him in sicknesoo 12 00 

To will wilkes for a kilderkin of butter 02 00 00 

To m r Peirce 00 05 09 

To W. Bradford & ptners 21 11 08 

To m r hatharly 04 00 00 

To m r Isack Allerton 105 

To Tho : Prence for 19 days worke 02 07 00 

To Joh Doane 02 15 11 

more ffranes Eattones Debtts 

To Joh Shawe 00 18 00 

To m r Smith 00 1 1 00 

To Thomas Coachman 00 9 00 

To His Maidservant 01 1 00 

To m r Hicx 01 00 00 

To Joh Barnes 00 14 00 



[19] New Plym. WYNSLOW GOV R . 

The last will & Testam* of Will Wright 
late of Plymoth deceased as it was 
proved in Court the 2 d of Jan. in the 
ninth yeare of the raigne of our Sov- 
eraigne Lord Charles by the grace of 
God King of Engl. Scotl. ffr. & Irel. 
Defend of the ffaith &c. 

In the name of God Amen. I Will Wright of new Plymouth 
in new Engl in America being sick & weake at this prnt, yet 
by the mercy of God in sownd & pfect strength of memory, 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 201 

calling to minde the weake & fraile estate of man how that 
he is but a shadow & is suddainly gone. And also I being at 
this prnt in a speciall manner sensible of the stroake of God 
thought good & most exspedient for the better setling of my 
estate, And also for the better establishing of peace & good 
agreem 1 amongst my posterity & those that shall survive me 
to cause this prnt writing to be made declaring heerby this 
to be my last will & Test irremoveable, And all former wills 
& Testam ts gifts grants legacies or any other conveyancs 
whatsoever heretofore made by me to any pson or psons 
whoever to be utterly void & of none effect. And this my 
last will & Test to be in full force strength & vertue. 

Inpr therefore I give & bequeath my body to the dust, & 
my sowle into the hands of God that gave it. being pswaded 
in my selfe that although my body shall be laid in the earth 
there to returne to dust from whence it came, yet at the last 
day when all flesh shall appeare before the tribunall bar of 
Gods justice that then my sowle & body shall be reunited, & 
that both sowle & body shall receive recompence of reward. 
And whereas I am sensible of the wrath of God w ch I have 
incurred to my selfe by reason of my manifold faylings & dis- 
obedience to my God, whereby he hath just cause to appear to 
me an angry judge, yet I doe beleeve that Jesus Christ pfect 
God & pfect man hath fully & sufficiently satisfied to God his 
ffather for all my sins, & that by his bloud alone I stand 
freely justified before God, & not by any desert merit or 
worthines of mine owne, for in me dwelleth nothing that is 
good, & all my righteousnes is filthy & abominable, & that 
this death is but a passage to life eternall. And I doe desire 
my God to give me patience that I may beare his hand, & 
that all the daies of mine appointed time I may wait untill 
my change shall come, for I know my Redeemer liveth & 
that I shall shortly see him w th these eies, And I am willing 
to leave this fraile & troublesom life. & to be w th Christ my 
Saviour w ch is best of all. Secondly whereas God of his 
great mercy & goodness hath made me ptaker of that great 
favor affourded to man in the begining I meane in calling me 
to the estate of marriage & hath given me afaithfull & loving 
wife w ch hath lived w th me to this prnt time to our mutuall joy 



202 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

& comfort, Therefore my will is, And heereby I doe freely give 
& bequeath unto Prisilla Wright my loving & lawfull wife all 
that my mansion or dwelling howse scituate lying & being in 
new Plymouth in new Engl aforesaid as it now standeth scit- 
uate & being neer unto a certaine lane or street comonly 
called the new street lying upon the one end of the said howse 
southward, & the other end butting in or upon mine owne 
ground or garden plot northward together w th all that pcell 
of ground or garden or garden plott that adjoyneth to my 
mansion or dwelling howse as it now lieth inclosed & fenced 
about w th a pale or palisado togeather w th all barnes stables 
beasthowses w th all their severall appurtenances priviledges & 
imunities any waies belonging & appertayning to her & her 
heires forever, To have hold occupie & enjoy the same freely 
w th out any let or molestacon whatsoever. Also I give & 
bequeath to Prisilla my loving wife all manner of right title 
interest & authority to all such moyety pt or pcell of lands or 
grounds that is or any way may appre to apprtaine or 
belong to me the said Will Wright when the same shall be 
assigned & lotted unto me according to the custome & maner 
of the place now being, To have hold occupie & enjoy the 
same w th all manner of easem ts priviledges & appurtenances 
whatsoever to her & her heires for ever. Also I give & be- 
queath to Prisilla my wife all manner of goods & chattels 
whatsoever that is or may any way appre to be or belong unto 
me, either moveable or unmoveable to have hold [20] occupie 
& enjoy the same to her & her heires forever. Also I give 
& bequeath to Prisilla my wife full licence leave liberty & 
authority to aske gather receive & take all manner of debts 
recconings legacies dues demands w^oev 1- that is was or any 
waies may appeare to apprtaine or belong unto me from any 
prson or prsons whoever. And also my will & pleasure is 
that my wife shall have hold occupie & enjoy the same to her 
& her heires for ever. Also I give & bequeath unto Prisilla 
my faithfull & loving wife one Cow togeather w th one calfe 
or young bullock, & also to old melch goats together w th one 
ewe lamb. Moreover I give & bequeath unto Prisilla my 
wife all manner of Swine males & ffemales that now doe or 
any way may appre to belong unto me, to have hold occupie 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 203 

& enjoy the same to her & her heires forever. Also my will 
& pleasure is that Prisilla my wife shall give unto the Church 
at Plymouth w th in one yeare after my death one ewe lamb 
when it hath been weaned one moneth to the only propr use 
of the said Church to have & hold the same for ever. Also 
my will & pleasure is that Prisilla my wife do give unto my 
reverend & respected ffriend m r Will Brewster of Plymouth 
Elder that cloath sute of apprell w ch were given me by my 
brother ffuller w th in two moneths after my death. Also my 
will & pleasure is, & heereby I doe entreat & desire my trusty & 
beloved ffriend & brother Will Bradford Gent, to be the supr- 
visor of this my will & Testam*. And my will is that my 
wife give unto him for his paines five shillings And my will is 
that my wife shall repaire unto him upon all occasions for 
advice. Also hereby I make Prisilla my wife full and sole 
executrix to this my last will & Testm*. And heerunto I 
have set my hand & seale the 16 th of Septr. in the yeare of 
our Lord 1633. 
Sealed & dd in the presence of Will Wright 

Will Bradford 

Christopher Wadsworth. 

New Plymouth WYNSLOW GOVR. 

1633 

An Inventory of the goods & Chattels of 
Will Wright late of Plym. deceased as 
it was taken by Manasseh Kempton 
& Joh. ffans the sixth of Novbr 1633 
& presented in Court the 2 d of January 
1633. 

In the first Roome. 

Inpr one chest w th one sad coloured sute & cloake, 

one other sute the brieches being w th out lining, 

one red bay wastcoate & one white cotten wast- 

coate one old black stuffe doublet, 2 hats, a black 

one & a white one, 1 peece of loome-work. 4 06 00 00 

knots of white tape. 2 pre of boothose & 2 paprs 



204 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

of hookes & eies 2 lb of colored thried, 2 doz. of 
lases, & 2 pr of old knit stockins w th some other 
smale things at 6£ 

It one smale Table w th a carpet, one Cupboard & 

a chaire w th a sifting trough 01 10 00 

It six kettles 3 yron potts & a dripping panne 02 03 00 

It 7 pewter platters 3 great ones & 4 little ones. 

1 smale brasse morter & pestle 2 pint potts & one 
pewter candlestick. 1 pewter flaggon 2 pewter 
cups, 1 wine & one other beere bowle. 1 beaker 
& one Cadle cup. 1 dram cup & a little bottle 2 

salt sellers 3 porrengers. ^ doz. old spoones, 3 pr 02 00 00 
of pot hookes. 1 old pr of tongues & an old 
fireshovell. 1 pr of pot hangers. 2 smale old 
yron hookes. 1 pr of andyrons. 2 old yron Can- 
dlesticks, & a pressing yron. 2 basons 1 smale 
one & another great one all at 2 £ 

It one fowling peece 02 1000 

It 2 pr of boot brieches an old pr of Cotten draw- 
ers an old blew coate. 2 pr of old yrish stockins. 

2 pr of cloath stockins 1 prof wadmore stockins. 01 10 00 
1 old red wastcoate an old black Coate 

[21] It one little old fflock bed & an old f ether 

bolster, w th a pre of worne sheets, an old greene 00 15 00 

Rugge 

In the Buttery 

Two old barrels one full of salt, the other halfe 

full, 1 bucking tub, 1 washing tub & 2 empty 01 00 00 

runlets w th smale trifling things. 

In the loft over the first roome. 

One old halfe headed bedsteed. 1 old bagge of 

ffeathers. 1 old white Rugge 2 hogsheads & a 00 16 00 

barrell 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 205 

In the bedchamber 
One bedsteed one warming pan. 1 fether bed & 
bolster. 2 pillowes, w th 2 Rugges 1 green one & 
one white one. 1 truncke & a little chaire table, 
w th a small carpet & a curtaine & valence for the 
bed. 1 smale cushen five pr of sheets 4 pr 13 08 00 
of pillowbeers 2 table cloathes & 15 napkins. 4 
towels & 7 shirts. 3 pr of linnen drawers & 2 
wrought silke caps & one white holland cap & one 
dymety wastcoat 3 bands & 4 prof linnen stockins 

It one great Bible & a little bible. 1 Greenhams 

works. 1 salme booke w th 17 other smale books 01 03 00 

In the loft over the bedchamber 

One broade axe & 2 felling axes & 2 hand sawes. 
1 thwart saw w th a wrest to it. 3 augurs 2 chisels 

1 gouge. 1 drawing knife. 1 prser 1 gimlet. 

2 hamers. 1 prof old hinges. 2 chest locks. 1 
padlocke. 1 splitting knife 1 old spade. 2 old 02 07 00 
howes. 2 fishing lines 1 old hogshead. 1 smale 

runlet halfe full of powder. 1 garden rake. 1 
pitch forke. 1 tiller of a whipsaw. 3 yron wedges 
w th some smale implem ts & other luber of smale 
value 

It the howse & garden 10 00 00 

It the Cattle being one Cow & a steere calfe 20 00 00 

It 2 Ewe goates & 1 ewe lamb 07 10 00 
It one old Sow. 1 hogg. 1 young sow of 1 yeere 

old. 1 shote. 1 bore 1 Canoe & a churne 07 00 00 

Debts due unto him as apprs pr booke 20 00 00 



Suma 99 12 00 

Prisilla Wright allowed the Executrix & Administratrix of 
her deceased husband. 

M r Will Bradford bound w th her in an hundred & ninty 
pownds for discharge of the Court. 

( To be continued.') 



2o6 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 



PLYMOUTH BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

{Continued from page 148.) 

[p. 13] The Children of m er William Clarke and of mrs: Han- 
nah Clarke his Wife 
Sarah born the 19 th of June 1678 
William born the 7 th of June 1682 
Nathaniel born the first day of June 1684* 
Samuel born the 8 th of december 1687 Deceas d Ap. 2 nd 1763 
The Child of M er William Clark and M rs Abia Clarke his wife 
Hannah Borne August 2 d 1697 

The Children of Eleazer Churchell & Mary his Wife f 
1 Hannah Churchell born 
2. Joannah Churchell born 
3 Abigail Churchell born 

4. Eleazer Churchell born 

5. Stephen Churchell born Feb 1 "? 1684-5 

6. Jedidah Churchell born 

7. Mary Churchell born 

8. Elkanah Churchell born 

9. Nath 11 Churchell born 

10. Josiah Churchell born 

11. Jonathan Churchell born 

The Children of Samuel Lucos & patience Lucos his Wife 

1 John Borne on the 24 th of January i68|- deceased January 

31 st 169?- 

2 Joseph Borne on the 26 th J October 1689 

3 William Borne on the 19 th of October 1692 
Patience Borne on the 2 d of January 1696 

The Children of John dotey senior and Sarah dotey his wife 

1 Sarah Borne on the 19 th of february 169I- 

2 patience born on the 3 d of July 1697 

3 desire born on y e 19 th of Aprill 1699 

* The 4 was written over a 3. 

f This family was entered in the same hand as that of Ebenezer and Marcy Church- 
ell on the next page. 

tfThe 6 was written over a 4. 



Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 207 

[p. 14] The Children of William Harlow Junior and of lidiah 
his Wife 

1 Elizabeth born in the 3 d Weke of february 1683 

2 Thomas born the 17 th of march 1686 

3 A daughter born the 5 th of february 1687 

Shee dyed the 5 th of march following 168 J 

The Children of Ebenezer Churchell & Marcy his Wife 

1. Ebenezer Churchell Born, June 20 th . 1749 

2. Branch Churchell Born, Decemb r 17. 1751 

3. Bethiah Churchell Born, Sept r . 13. 1753 Decea d . Dec r . 28 th 

1753 

4. Bethiah Churchell Born Nov r . 24 th 1754 

5. Rebeckah Churchell Born Nov r 1. 1756 Deceas d . Aug st . 

12 th 1760. 

6. Marcy Churchell Born April 19 th . 1759 Deceas d . Sep*. 9. 

1760 

7. George Churchell Born April. 18 th . 1761. 

8. Marcy Churchell Born Nov r . y e 10 th 1763 

The Children of Samuel dunham Junior & mary his Wif(«w») 

1 Samuel borne the 19 th of July 1681 

2 Wiliam born the 2 d of february 1684 

3 Mary born the 13 th of October 1687 

4 Ebenazer born the 24 th of february 169.} 

5 Nathaniell born the 12 th of May 1698 

The Children of thomas Lazell and Mary his Wife 

1 Elizabeth borne the 17 th of november 1687 

2 Joshua borne the 18 th february i6|-| 

3 Thomas borne Aprill 28 th 1691 

4 Mary borne on the 3 d day of march 1693 

5 Hannah Born the 18 th of august 1696 

6 Sarah Born on the 14 th of March 1699 

7 John born August 9 th 1701 

[p. 15] The Children of Eleazar Ring and mary Ring his 
Wife 

1 Eleazar Borne The 7 th of November 1688. 

he dyed on the 3 d of december 1688. 

2 Andrew born on the 14 th of November 1689 



208 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

3 phebe born on the 26 th of January 1691 

4 Samuel born on the 12 th of March 1694 

5 Andrew born y e 28 th of March 1696 

6 deborah born on the 10 th of July 1698 

7 Mary borne on the 9 of December 1700 

8 Jonathan born on y e 23 d of December 1702 

9 Suzannah born on y e 9 th of Aprill 1705 

10 Elkanan born on y e the 19 th of octobor 1706 

The Children of James Warren and of Sarah Warren his 
Wife 

1 John Borne the 27 th of November 1688 

he deceased the first of March 1689 

2 Edward borne on the 14 th of September 1690 

he deceased on the 28 th day of february 1690 or 91 

3 Sarah borne the 27 th of May 1692 

4 Alse borne on the 3 d of September 1695 

5 Patience born on the 13 of January 169^ 

6 James born Aprill the 14 th 1700 Deceas d July 1757 

7 Hope born august 2 th 1702 died May 3. 1728 

8 Marcy born on the 21 of March 170^ 

9 Mary born January 14 1707 Deceas d Feb r y 4 th 1795 

10 Elizabeth born on the 17 January 17-^ died Nov r 5. 1744 

[p. 16] The Children of Josiah ffinney and Elizabeth his Wife 

1 Josiah borne the 29 January i6f| he deceased September 

the 19 th 1696 

2 Elizabeth borne on the 8 th of february 1690 

3 Robert borne October 21 th 1693 

4 pricila born on y e 9 th of March i6oyf 

5 Josiah born on y e 9 th of October 1698 

6 John born on y e 13 th of december 1701 

7 phebee born on the 21 of ffebruary 170^ 

8 Joshua born on y e 20 of July 1708 

The Children of Elaxander Cannedy and Elizabeth his 
wif {worn) 

1 hannah borne the 27 th of September 1678 

2 Elizabeth borne the 6 th of Agust 1682 

3 Jean born the 19 th of Aprill 1685 



Plymouth Births^ Marriages and Deaths. 209 

4 William borne the 8 th of march 1689 

5 Sarah borne November y e 11 th 1693 

6 Annable born May 8 th 1698 

7 John born the 23 Aprill 1703 

The Children of Robert barrows and Lydiah his Wife 

1 Elisha borne the 19 of march 1686 

he deceased on the 19 th of January 1689 or 9° 

2 Robert borne on the 8 th of November 1689 

3 Thankfull born desember 8 th 1692 

4 Elisha born on the 16 th of June 1695 

5 Thomas born on the 14 th of february 1697 

6 Lidiah born on the 19 th of march 1699 

[p. 17] The Children of William Shirtlif and of Suzannah 

Shirtlef his Wife 
Jabiz born the 22 d of Aprill 1684 
Thomas born the 16 th of March 1687 
William born the 4 th of Aprill 1689 
John born About the middle of June 1693 
Barnabas born the 17 th of March 169^ 
Ichabod borne November the 8 th 1697 
Elizabeth Shurtlif born May 28 1699 
Mary born december 22 d 1700 
Sarah born June 8 th 1702 

The Children of John Morton & phebe his Wife 

1 Joannah born some time in february in the yeare 1682 

2 phebe born on the 7 th of July 1685 

The Children of John Morton and Mary his Wife 

1 Mary born on the 15 th of desember 1689 

2 hannah Born on the first of September 1694 

3 John borne About the Middle of June 1693 

4 Ebenazar born October 19 th 1696 

5 Deborah born on The 15 th day of September 1698 

6 persis born November 27 th 1700 

The Children of Leiu* John Bryant & of Abigail Bryant his 

Wife. 
1 Mary Born September y e 11 th 1666 



210 Plymouth Bitths, Marriages and Deaths. 

2 Hannah Born December y e 2 d 1668 

3 Bethiah Born July y e 25 1670 

4 Samuel Born february y e 3 d 1673 

5 Jonathan Born March y e 23 1677 

6 Abigaill Born e December 30 th 1682 

7 Beniamin Born e December 16 th 1688 

[p. 18] The Children Isaac Cushman and Rebekah Cushman 
his Wife 

1 Rebekah born on the 30 th of November 1678 

2 Isaac born on the 15 th of November 1676 this should 

have ben first set dow(zew«) 

3 Mary born on the 12 th of October 1682 

4 Sarah born on the 17 th of aprill 1684 

5 Icabod born October 30 th 1686 

6 fear born March the 10 th 1689 

The Children of John Nelson and Lidiah Nelson his Wife 

1 Samuel born on the 4 th of July 1683 

2 Joanah born on the 9 th of may 1689 

The Children of John Nelson & patience Nelson his Wife 

1 Liddiah borne february y e 5 th 169! 

2 Sarah borne May the 5 th 1695 Deceas d Jan r y 25 th 1767 

y e Widd° of Tho s Spoon (worn) 

The Children of Samuel Rider & Lidiah Rider his Wife 

1 hannah borne June y e 1 1680 Deceas d June 29 th 1763 y e 

Widdow of Jere Jack(zew#) 

2 Sarah borne on the 26 th March 1682. Dyed Nov r 19. 

1778 w of Joshua Bramhall* 

3 William borne on the 18 th of June 1684 

4 Lidiah borne October 1 I th 1686 w of Elisha Cobb * 

5 Samuel borne on the 26 July 1688 

6 Elizabeth borne on the 26 th March 1690 She deceased 

on the 11 th of december 1695 

7 Joseph born in y e Middle of July 1691 

8 Benjamine born in June 1693 

9 Mary born on the 10 of October 1694 
10 Elizabeth born on y e 16 of March 1695 

* The entries in italics are in a very modern hand. 



Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 2 1 1 

ii Josiah born about the Middle of May 1696 
12 Abigaiel born on y e 29 of January 1700 

[p. 19] The Children of Samuel Recard and Rebekah Rickard 
his Wife 

1 Rebekah born on the 9 th of february i6|f 

2 hannah born the 25 th of September 1693 

The Children of Robert Harlow Jun r & Jean his Wife 

1 Sarah Harlow born April 6 th 1751. Deceas d April y e 27 th 

1754 

2 Jean Harlow born July 19. 1753 

3 Robert Harlow born July 14. 1755 

4 Sarah Harlow born Dec r 12. 1757 

The Children of Stephen Bryant & Mehittabel Bryant his 
Wife 

1 Stephen Born on the first day of May 1684 

2 daved Born on the 16 th of february 1687 

3 William born on the 22 d of february 169^ 

4 hannah born 

5 Ichabod born on y e 5 th of July 1699 

6 Timothy born on y e 25 th of August 1702 

Abigaill Ransom the daughter of Robert Ransom Junior and 
Ann his 

1 Wife was Born on the 7 th day of June 1691 

2 Robert born on y e 15 th of September 1695 

3 Lidiah born on y e 26 of ffebruary 1700 

4 Ebenazar born on y e 6 th of September 1702 

5 Mary born on y e 9 th of June 1705 

The Children of Thomas Bumpas & Marcy his Wife 

2 Joanna Bumpas born June 23 rd 1752. 

1 A Son not named born April 26. 175 1 & Dyed the Same 
day 

3 Samuel Bumpas born March 14. 1754. Deceased May 5 th 

1755 

4 A Daughter Born, Named Marcy, May. 2. 1756. Deceased 

May 6. 1756. 

[p. 20] The Children of Eliazar Cushman and Elizabeth Cush- 
man his his Wife 



212 Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

i Lidiah borne the 13 th of december 1687 
2 John born on the 13 th of August 1690 
(3 deborah born on the 10 th of July 1698) * 

The Children of Phineas Swift & Rebeckah his Wife 

1 Jedidah Swift born June 5. 1753. 

2 Abiah Swift born March 7. 1756. 

The Children of John Pratt & of Margeret his Wife 

1 Benijah borne on the 8 th of desember 1686 deceased de- 

cember 4 th 90 

2 Ebenazar born on the 29 th of Aprill 1688 

3 Joannah born on the 26 th of October 1690 

4 Benijah born May the 6 th 1692 deceased August 12 th 1692 

5 Samuel born September 12 th 1693 

6 John born March 10 th : 1696 

7 A daughter born November 17 th 1697 deceased december 

3 d i6g(worn) 

8 Margeret born July 29 th 1700 

9 Patience born December y e 4: 1701 

10 Thomas born September 23 d 1703 

11 Mehittable born ffebruary 24 1705 

The Children of Robert Bartlet and Sarah his Wife 

1 hannah borne february 21 th 169 1 

2 Thomas borne february the 9 th 169I 

3 John born Aprill y e 13 th 1696 

4 A son borne february y e 16 1698 he deceased february 20 th 

i6g(worn) 

5 Sarah borne Aprill 9 th 1699 

6 James born on the 7 th of August 1701 Deceased Janury 13 

1722-23 

7 Joseph born ffebruary 22 d i7of 

8 Elizabeth born March 2 d i7of- 

9 William born August 2 d 1709 Deceased March 24 1710 

10 Ebenazar born Desember 5 th 17 10 

11 Robert born Aprill 30 171 3 

12 Samuel born Desember 9 th 17 15 

( To be continued?) 
* This entry has been erased. 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 213 

PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS. 

( Continued from page fj<p.) 

[25] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN R 

Memorand ; the eleventh of January 1652 
That Edmond Weston of the towne of Duxburrow in the 
. , , ^ L Jurisdiction of New Plymouth in new 

this sale was made to Robert " ■* 

Waterman anno 1649 but ac- England in america planter doth ac- 
knowiidged the Day and knowlidg that for and in consideracon 

yeare above mencioned , . , ,. f r , 

of the full summe of fourteen pounds 
and ten shillings to him alreddy paied and three pounds and 
fiveteen shillings to bee paied unto him hee hath freely and 
absolutly barganed allianated and sold (as adminestrator of 
the estate of Thomas howell Deceased) a certaine pcell of 
upland and meddow which was somtimes the Lands of the 
said howell unto Robert Waterman of Marshfeild the said 
Lands lying and being att the North River in the Township 
of Marshfeild aforsaid videlecet all the one part of foure of 
the lot of Land there ; which was somtimes the Land of M r 
Jonathan Brewster being bounded on the one side with the 
land of Jeremiah Borrowes and on the other side with the 
Lands of John Barker ; To have and to hold the said pcell 
of upland and meddow belonging therunto soe bounded as 
abovesaid with all and singulare the appurtenances belong- 
ing therunto or unto any pte or pcell therof unto the onely 
p r per use and behoofe of him the said Robert Waterman his 
heires and assignes for ever the said p r mises with all and 
singulare the appurtenances privilidges and emunities apper- 
taining therunto to belong unto the onely p r per use and be- 
hoof of him the said Robert Waterman his heires and 
assignes for ever ; 

Before such time as the abovesaid Edmond Weston ; Did 
acknowlidge and avouch the sale of the abovesaid Lands M r 
Thomas Bourne of Marshfeild did engage before M r Willam 
Bradford Governor to pay unto the said Edmond Weston the 
abovesaid summe of three pounds and fiveteen shi\\in(zuorn) 
Remayning due to him from Robert Waterman for the said 
Lands 



214 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

[27] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN R 

These p r sents Witnesseth That George Soule of Dux- 
burrow hath covenanted with M r John Winslow of Plymouth 
That ; Mary Soule his Daughter shall Dwell abide and con- 
tinew with him the said M r John Winslow the full tearme of 
seaven yeares begining from the first day of this p r sent 
month called January and from the said Day fully and com- 
pleatly to bee ended ; And in case the said Mary Soule Doe 
not change her condicon by marriage shee is to Dwell and 
abide with him the full tearme of eight yeares begining from 
the first of this p r sent month as aforsaid and from thence 
fully to bee ended acknowlidged before 

Captaine Thomas Willet 
asistant and by him appointe(m>/7/) to bee Recorded 

Memorand the 15 th January That 

Nathaniell Morton Doth acknowlidge that for and in consid- 
e(wom)tio(wom) of the summe of three pounds and ten shil- 
lings to him alreddy paied by Experience Michell of Duxbur- 
row hee hath freely and absolutly barganed allianated and sold 
unto the said Experience michell a pcell of mersh meddow 
Lying on Duxburrow side att the end of the Land of the said 
Experience commonly called and knowne by the name of 
the long point To have and to hold the said pcell of Mersh 
meddow at the mouth of blewfish River called the long point 
at Duxburrow to him the said Experience Michell his heires 
and assignes for ever unto the onely pper use and behoofe of 
the said Experience Michell his heires and assignes forever 

acknowlidged before 
M r John Alden asistante. 

[29] 1652 BRADFORD GOVN R 

A Deed appointed to bee Recorded 
Bee it knowne by these p r sents that Thomas Shreeve of 
Plymouth of New England ; for and in consideracon of the 
summe of six pound to bee paied by John Reyner of Plym- 
outh in New England in good countrey pay wherof three 
pounds to bee payed the 29 th of the seaventh called Sep- 
tember knowne by the name of Michaelm : Day 1652 the 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 215 

other three pounds to bee paied the same Day twelve month 
1653 hath freely and absolutely brganed & sold and by these 
p r sents doe bargan & sell unto the said John Reyner his 
house and garden place somtimes bought by him of Josias 
Cooke of Eastham and lying between the mill and prison 
brooke over against John Wood(zvorn) house and garden ; 
excepting that pte which hee sold to Adey Webb as alsoe 4 
acres of upland lying to the new feild next to Andrew Rings 
Lott, bee it more or lesse which the said Thomas Shreeve 
bought of henery Atkins of Plymouth ; and all and singulare 
the appurtenances therunto belonging and all his Right title 
and enterest of and to the same and every pte and pcell 
therof with all the fencing To have and to hold the said 
house and garden place and upland with all and every the 
appurtenances unto the said John Reyner his heires and 
assignes forever and to the onely proper use and behoofe of 
him the said John Reyner his heires and assignes forever 
and with warrantice from him his heires and assignes ; In 
Witnesse wherof the said Thomas Shreeve hath heerunto 
sett his hand the Day and yeare above Written ; 
In the p r sence of us Thomas Shreeve 

John Bower his T marke 

Josepth Bradford 

likewise Martha Shreeve the wife of the abovesaid Thomas 
Shreeve hath given her free and full consent unto the sale 
her husband hath made of the house garden plott upland 
and theire appurtenances unto M r John Reyner of Plymouth 
and unto his heires and assignes forever according to the 
tearmes and condicions above expressed ; 

[32] March the tenth 1652 

Wheras M r Edmond ffreeman of Sandwidge in New Eng- 
land Received order by Letters of atorney to Receive of 
M r Bradford M r Winslow M r Prence and the rest of the 
pteners att Plymouth all such moneys as were due from them 
to him and alsoe from M r hatherley as mencionedin the court 
booke folio 214 and wheras M r Edmond ffreeman and M r 
Willam Paddy being Joyned with him ; were to make Returne 



216 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

to England all the estate of M r Beachampe ; and haveing 
made Returne of the estate all that wee can ; wee have 
Joyntly requested of M r Bradford Govn r to have the estate 
Recorded in the court booke and is as followeth 

The 10 th of the first month 1652 
Willam Paddy of Plymouth being by letter from M r Bea- 
champ Joyned in comission with M r ffreeman ; both of 
them have sold and Desposed of the estate as followeth 

M r Beachamps account of his Land and houses sold as fol- 
loweth £ s d 
To M r Bradfords Land att Secunke 12 00 00 
To M r Winslows house at Plymouth sold to Wil- 
lam Paddy of Plymouth 26 10 00 
To M r Prences house at Plymouth and five acres 

of land at second brooke sold to M r Willett 32 00 00 
Sold to M r Willett M r Allertons house att Plym- 
outh att the Rate of 07 00 00 
M r Prences ffarme att Joaneses River sold to M r 
Willett and Willam Paddy for Thomas Coach- 
man 75 00 00 
To Ephraim hickes att Plymouth the eleven acres 

of Land by John Barnes 12 00 00 

M r Alden and captaine Standish land att south 

river the one halfe sold to Arther howland att 21 00 00 
The other halfe sold to Thomas Chillingsworth at 25 00 00 

210 10 00 



To a Debt att Sandwidge Received by M r ffreeman 16 19 00 
To the Debt of Thomas Dexter Received by M r 

ffreeman 20 00 00 
To the Debt of M r hatherley Received in pte by 

my father 05 00 00 
To the Debt of Willam Paddy 04 00 00 
To M r hatherley 1 1 04 09 
To Receive of the Gov r and companie 30 00 00 
To Rent Received of M r Prences farme by Wil- 
lam Paddy 04 00 00 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 217 

[33] To Money M r Edmond ffreeman of what 
hee Received of M r hatherley two oxen ,£32 
and wheat £4. but the oxen sold at ,£15-10 19 10 00 

More to money Received for Land sold to M r 

hatherley 30 00 00 

M r ffreeman 01 18 00 



Summe 353 01 09 
M r Beachampe Debetor 

To moneyes Received of M r Cuddington as by 
his letters mencions the 20 zh of July 1649 
and the 21 of March 1649 which was by 
order of M r Edmond ffreeman and Willam 
Paddy the one summe is ^196-io.r 196 10 00 

More as by the same letters 24 00 00 

To charges expended by M r Edmond for viewing 
the Lands and houses and expences of sales 
and hier of men driveing of cattle and seal- 
ling Releases 20 00 00 

To monies paied by mis Woodman as by a letter 

from M r Beachampe Dated 50 00 00 

To a hoggshead of suger the eight month 165 1 

upon M r ffreemans account 14 10 00 

To allowance to John ffreeman to make his pay- 
ment Starling Money 22 10 00 

To allowance to John Ellis to make his payment 

Starling Money 09 00 00 

summe 336 10 00 

To lose of two bulls bought of Chillingsworth 01 00 00 

To allowance to a pcell of cattle to John ffreeman 01 00 00 
More which is in the hands of Samuell hickes 

not yet Received 07 16 00 

summe Totalis 346 06 00 

Wheras M r Strange hath attornied mee Edmond ffreeman 
sen(worn) for the selling of certaine goods coming to forty 
pounds in New England as alsoe for the disposing of a house 
which hee had att Concord in New England ; Now these may 



218 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

certify for the Discharge of such goods as hee hath Intrusted 
mee as aforsaid I have Returned him 38 pound of Beaver the 
which was Delivered to M r Strange as appeereth by M r Dog- 
hed his letter Dated the 23 d of the 3 d month ; Alsoe paied 
ten pound to M r Ward a Minnester and ten pounds to M r 
hurst ; And for the house at Concord It is not Disposed of 
by mee ; I sent my sonne Paddy to look on It and being not 
finnished Wee could Doe nothing in It, And since I heare 
M r Strange hath given It away ; 

[34] A letter from M r Beachampe to M r Paddy 

London the 20 th July 1649 
Cozen Willam Paddy 

Loveing Cozen youer health Desired with youer wife & all 
youers with the Rest of our frinds ; Cozen my sonn Dogged 
sent som cloth and bibles to you and Desires you to put to 
sale and to make Returne in corn as wheat Rye pease barly 
& oates att as Reasonable a Rate as you can gett it by the 
first Cozen I pray you tell youer father my brother ffree- 
man that I have Received the box of writtings hee sent with 
the letter of atorney ; and other writtings to give to my 
brother Coddington for his Discharge which I have gave 
him and my brother Willam ffreeman Did make his account 
and hee paied as followeth ; first he paied for goods sent you 
about five years sence as I Remember 11 10 o 

about five yeares sence hee paied for a bill of ex- 
change 12 00 o 
and hee hath paied to mee in moneyes 196 10 o 
More hee is to pay and Doth promise to pay Sep- 
tember next 24 00 o 

244 00 o 

This is his Reconing Now as for the other I meane mis Wood- 
mans I can not as yett make any end with them I pray you 
Remember my love to youer wife and all the Rest ; Wee are 
all in health still blessed bee god my wifes mother is in 
good health and lives with mee att Ryegate the shipp was 
goeing from gravesend and by chaunce I mett with one goe- 
ing Downe to gravesend which makes mee to write in hast 



Middle borough, Mass. 219 

att a shop wher I mett with him in London and have write 
in great hast I end and Rest 

Youer Loveing Cozen 

John Beachampe 
Subscribed Thuse 
To his Loveing Cozen 
M r Willam Paddy 
Marchant ; in Plymouth 
These 

( To be continued.} 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS-, 
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

Literally transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

The oldest records of Middleborough are in a pigskin 
covered volume which is not numbered, but is labelled 
" Early Records." Some of the leaves of this book are in a 
very bad condition, and it should be preserved by the Emery 
process. 

The book contains the earliest Proprietors' Records, many 
records of Town Meetings, etc., and a few pages of vital 
records. 

On the inside of the front cover is written "John Soule 
bult his hous In yere 1700," "William Thomas Son was 
born in the yeare 1700." 

[Early Records, Part I, page 1] 

Marriges 
Joseph Vaughan : maried the Seventh of May 1680 
John Haskall was married to Patience Sole some time in 

January 1666 
David Wood was married to Mary Combs widdow y e 5 of 

March i68| 
Jerimiah Thomas was married To Lyddia Howland y e 25 

february 1684 



220 Middleborough, Mass. 

John holms was married To Sarah Tommas the 13 febuar 

{worn) 
Ebenezer Edy was maried to Sarah Harding the 17: June 

one thousand seaven hundred and one in providence by 

m r william Hopkins assistant 
march 2 : 1699 John Hascall Juni r was maried to Mary Squire 

of Cambridg the second rr\d.rc(worn) one thousand six 

hundred ninty and nine 
Dacember 8 th : 1701 John Sole was maried to martha Tincom 

on the eighth day december one thousand seaven hun- 
dred and one by Justice Brett 
february 12:1701: 2: John miller was maried to Lidia 

Combs by Justice Brett f ebru (worn) 12 : \j(worn) 
Abiel Wood was married to Abijah Bowin in the month of 

December in t(wom) year of our lord : 1683 : By major 

william Bradford 
Nehemiah Bennet the Son of John Bennet Was born the 

10 th of nov(worn) 
William Bennet the Son of John Bennet Was born the 21 st 

of April (worn) 
Lydia Bennet the Daughter of John Bennet was born the 

15 th of Ap(wom) 
Ebenezer Bennet the Son of John Bennet was born the 20 th 

of Februa.(worn) 
Elizabeth Bennet the Daughter of Peter Bennet was born 

the 28 th of ma.r(worn) 
Isaac Bennet the Son of Peter Bennet was born the 7 th of 

January 17 (worn) 
Joseph Bennet the Son of Peter Bennet was born the : 16 : 

day of novembe(worn) : 1704 
John Bennet the Son of John Bennet was born the day of 

September 1702 
Deborah Bennet the daughter of John Bennet was Born the 

25 day of January 170I 

[p. 2] Births of Children 

Seth howland was Born the 28 of November 1677 
Isack howland was Born the : 6 : of march 1678 : 79 : 
mehetable nelson was Born the fift o Aperil 1670 



Middleborough, Mass. 221 

Lidea Combs was Borne the 8 of may 1679 

John Tinkcom the sonn of Epharim Tinkcum was Born the 

twenty s d of agust in the yeare 1680 
Debarak * Combs was Borne at middlebery in the yeare 73 

About the middle of my 
Marsy Combs borne at middlebery in the yeare 1674 the 

thir Jenewary 
Epharim Wood the son of Samuell Wood was borne some- 
time in January in y e yeer 1679. 
Rebecca Wood was borne y e 9 th of Aprill 1682. 
Precilla Howland y e daughter of Isack Howland was borne 

the 22 th Agust 1 68 1. 
Jonathan Thomas the Son of David Thomas was born no- 

vember the 18 1678 
Ebenezer Tinkcum was borne march 23 . 1679 
Jerimiah Tinkcum was borne August 7 168 1 
Epharim Tinckum y e son of Eph : Tinckum was borne y e 

7 octob : 1682 
Peter Tinckum y e son of Ebenezer Tinckum was borne the 

twentieth of Aprill in y e year 1683. 
Elisha Vaughan y e son of Joseph Vaughan was borne 7 

february 1680 
Jabez Vaughan was borne y e 30 Aprill in y e yeer 1682. 
Frances Combes y e daughter of m r francis Combes was 

borne y e sixth day of January in y e yeer 1682. 
Samuel Nelson y e son of John Nelson was born y e 4 July 

1683. 
Edward Thomas y e son of David Thomas senio r was borne 

y e sixth day of ffebruary in y e year 1669. 
Elyzabeth Howland y e daughter of Isaack Howland was 

borne the second day of December in y e yeer 

1682. 
Mary Tomson y e daughter of John Tomson Junio r was borne 

the second day of may in y e yeer 1681 
1682. John Tomson y e son of John Tomson Juni r was borne 

y e ninth day of August in y e yeere 1682. 
Epharim Tomson y e son of John Tomson Juni r was borne y e 

sixteenth of October in y e yeere 1683. 

* Deborah. 



222 Middleborough, Mass. 

John Haskall y e son of John Haskall was borne y e eleaventh 

of June 1670 : 
Elizabeth Haskall y e daughter of John Haskall was borne y e 

2 nd July 1672. 
William Haskall y e son of John Haskall was borne y e 11 th 

of June 1674 : 
Patience Haskall y e daughter of John Haskall was borne y e 

1 day february 1679 : 
Bethyah Haskall y e daughter of John Haskall was borne y e 

15 th January 168 1. 
Mary Haskall y e daughter of John Haskall was borne y e 4 

July 1684 
Samuell Wood y e son of Samuel Wood was borne y e 19 

September 1684 

1683. Hanah Allyn y e daughter of John Allyn was borne y e 
27 decemb r 1683 

1684. Thomas Allyn y e son of John Allyn was borne y e 6 
of february 1684 

1685. Isaac Tinckum y e son of Epharim Tinckum was borne 
y e last June 1685 

1686 Josiah Haskall y e son of John Haskall was borne y e 

18 th June 1686 
Ebenezer howard the son of John howard was borne the 12 

{worn) 

[p. 3] Death and Burials 

Mercy Allyn the child of John Allyn aged 14 monthes de- 
parted this life y e 6 Aprill 1683. 
m r ffrancis Combs departed this life the last day of december 

1682. 
Elizabeth Howland y e daughter of Isaac Howland departed 

this life Aprill y e first. 1685. 
Samuell Cutbird aged about 42 yeares departed this Life 

Aprill the seav(2*w;z)teenth one Thousand six hundred 

ninetty and nine (1699) 
M r Samuel Fuller Pastour of the church in Middleborough 

deceased some time in the month of August in the year 

one thousand six hundred ninety and five 
Francis Billington aged 80 years : Deceased on the third 



Middleboroiigh, Mass. 223 

day of December in the year one thousand six hundred 
eighty and four 
Isaac Billington deceased December the eleventh one thou- 
sand seven hundred and nine in the sixty sixth year of 
his age 

[p. 8] Birthes of Children : 

1687: Nathan Howland y e son of Isaack Howland was borne 
ye j^th January 1687 : 
Mathew Allyn y e son of John Allyn was borne y e 8 th 
of October. 1687: 

1687 Ane wood the dauter of Samuell Wood was born the 

20 of January 1687 

1686 Susanna reed the dautter of James reed was born the 

10 of march 1686 

1688 william reed the Son of James reed was born the 10 

of march 1688 
Jabez Wood the Son of Samuel Wood : was borne (*) 
the twenty ninth 1690 

1688 Jeall howLand the dautter of Isaak howLand was 

born the 13 of October 1688 

1689 Jabez Allyn was born the 2 of february 1689 

1687 Samuel Tinkom the son of Epharim Tinkom was born 

the nineteen of march 1687 
Gorg vaughan the son of Josepth vaughan was borne 

October the third 1683 
Ebenezer vaughan the son of Josepth vaughan was 

borne February the twenty Seacond 1684 
1686 ELezabeth vaughan the dauthter of Josepth vaughan 

was borne the Seaventh of march 1686 

1688 hannah vaughan the dauthter Josepth vaughan was 

borne november the eighteen 1688 

1690 Josepth vaughan the son of Josepth vaughan was 

borne October the Seacond 1690 
1690 Susannah Howland the daughter of Isaac Howland 

was born October y e fourteenth 1690 
1693 Johannah Tomas the daughter of William Tomas was 

born may the tenth 1693. 

* The month was omitted. 



224 Hannah {Brewster) Starr. 

1681 Ruth Combs the daughter of francis Combs was born 
the march the 12 th 168 1 
John wood the son of david wood was born the 19 th 

march 1686 
david wood the son of david wood was born the 29 of 

march 1688 
Jabez wood the son of david wood was born the 1 July 

1691 
Hannah Howland the Daughter of Isaac Howland was 
born : October the : 6 : 1694 
1699 Mary Renolds the daughter of Electious Renolds was 
born this twelveth day of September 1699 
Benjamine Renolds the son of Electious Renolds born 

august y e 4 th : 1693 
Sarah Hascall the daughter of John Hascall junior 

born the 22 day of march 1700 : 
Elinor Bennet the Daughter of John Bennet was Borne 

the 18 th day of december 1689 : 
Mary Hascall the daughter of John Hascall Jun r was 
born the 11 th day of January 170J 
[P- 93 

Josiah meeds the adopted sonne of Daniell Vaughan given 
to s d T)3.me(worn) Vaughan and his wife by his mother 
hester meeds given before John Be(wom) and his wife 
Deborah witnesses to this (worn) said Josiah meeds born the 
24 th July i6g(worn) 

witnesses The mark 7 of hester me(worn) 

the mark Q of deborah 
Bennet 
John Bennet 

( To be continued?) 



HANNAH (BREWSTER) STARR, 

Communicated by Mrs. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, of Cambridge, Mass. 

Two conflicting statements have long been in print con- 
cerning the marriage of Hannah, daughter of Jonathan and 
Lucretia (Oldham) Brewster and granddaughter of Elder 



Hannah {Brewster) Starr. 225 

William Brewster. One of these statements first appeared 
in Miss Caulkins' "History of New London, Conn." It 
makes her the wife of Samuel Starr. The other gives her 
as the wife of John Thompson of Setauket, L. I. (afterwards 
called Brookhaven), and was made by Benjamin F. Thomp- 
son, Esq., in his " History of Long Island." 

The Thompson claim, which rests solely upon the unsup- 
ported assertion of Benjamin F. Thompson, Esq., and which 
was repeated without additional evidence in the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Record for January, 1896, in 
an article that includes Thompson's account of his family in 
almost his own words, is here quoted from the second edition 
of his "History of Long Island": — 

"John Thompson, son of William, came to Long Island in 1656,. 
and settled at Setauket, being one of the fifty-five original proprietors 
of the town of Brookhaven. He became, by repeated allotments of 
land, and by purchase, owner of considerable real estate, which he 
divided among his children. His wife was Hannah, daughter of 
Jonathan Brewster, a son of elder William Brewster of Plymouth, one 
of the pilgrims of the May Flower in 1620, and sister of the Rev- 
Nathaniel Brewster, afterwards minister of Setauket. She was 
accompanied to Setauket by three nephews, sons of her brother last 
named, John, Timothy and Daniel Brewster." — Volume II. pages- 
426, 427. 

" His [Jonathan Brewster's] daughter Hannah, married John 
Thompson in 1656, and died at Setauket, Oct. 4, 1687." — Volume I. 
page 422. 

Thompson's statement that the wife of John Thompson 
(his great-great-grandfather) was Hannah, the sister of Rev. 
Nathaniel Brewster, is probably based on family tradition 
and may be correct. In this connection it is well to bear in 
mind the fact that his great-grandfather married Hannah, the 
daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster. As to his statements 
about Elder Brewster's family, a glance at the inaccuracies 
they contain shows their worthlessness. On page 422 of 
volume one he gives 1560 as the year of Elder Brewster's 
birth, April 16, 1664, as the date and Duxbury as the place of 
his death, and includes in the list of his children the names 



226 Hannah (Brewster) Starr. 

of his daughter-in-law Lucretia, and grand-children William 
and Mary. On page 421 of the same volume he reveals his 
own uncertainty as to the parentage of his ancestress when 
he says that Rev. Nathaniel Brewster is supposed to be son 
of Jonathan and grandson of Elder William Brewster of 
Plymouth. 

Miss Caulkins wrote as follows : — 

" Samuel Starr, died, probably, in 1688. Mr. Starr is not mentioned 
upon the records of New London, at an earlier date than his marriage 
with Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Brewster, Dec. 23d, 1664. 
His wife was aged thirty-seven in 1680. . . . No will, inventory, or 
record of the settlement of his estate has been found, but a deed 
was executed Feb. 2d, 1687-8, by Hannah, widow of Samuel Starr, 
and it is probable that her husband had then recently deceased." — 
History of New London, 1852, pp. 318, Jig. 

The proof of Miss Caulkins' assertion that Samuel Starr 
married Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Brewster, I found, 
while gathering data for the " Early Generations of the 
Brewster Family," in the following entry on page thirty-nine 
of the first volume of New London town records : — 

" Samuell Starr married Hannah ye daughter of Jon on Brewster 23 d 
of December 1664." 

This entry was made by Obadiah Bruen who was town 
" recorder " at that time. Some years later Hannah Brew- 
ster's brother-in-law, Daniel Wetherell, was elected recorder, 
which office he held for many years. If this entry in the 
town records had been wrong he would have noticed it. We 
are not dependent on this record alone for proof that Jona- 
than Brewster's daughter Hannah did not marry John 
Thompson. On page seven of the fifth volume of New Lon- 
don deeds is recorded a conveyance from John Picket and 
Benjamin Brewster to their " sisters " Grace Wetherell and 
Hannah Brewster, dated 14 February 1661-2. In this deed 
she is called " Brewster " by her brother and her brother-in- 
law six years after Thompson is said to have married her. 
As she was living at New London in February, 1687-8, as 



The Division of Land. 227 

Starr's widow,* and was in full communion with the First 
Church there at the time of Mr. Saltonstall's ordination, 
November 25, 1691,! it is certain that she was not even a sec- 
ond wife of John Thompson, who died October 14, 1688, and 
whose wife, Hannah, died at Brookhaven, October 4, 1687. 



THE DIVISION OF LAND, 

As the record of the division of the lands in 1623 is of 
interest to every Mayflower Descendant, it seems best to put 
it within reach of all. The text given follows that in Volume 
XII of the " Records of the Colony of New Plymouth," pub- 
lished in 1861, by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
The paging of the original record is indicated in the margin. 



[p. 1] The meersteads & garden plotes of {worn) which came 
first layd out 1620. 

The north side The south side 

Peeter Brown 
John Goodman 
M r W m Brewster 
high way 
2 John Billington 
£ M r Isaak Allerton 
m Francies Cooke 
•£ Edward Winslow. 

[p. 4] The Falles of their grounds which came first over in 
the May-Floure, according as thier lotes were cast .1623. 

Robart Cochman 1 the number 

M r William Brewster 6 (worn) akers 
William Bradford 3 to (worn) one 

* New London Deeds, Vol. V., p. m. f New London First Church Records #.7. 



228 



The Division of Land. 



these lye on 


Richard Gardener 


1 


the South 


Frances Cooke 


2 


side of the 


George Soule 


1 


brooke to the 


M r Isaak Alerton 


7 


baywards. 


John Billington 


3 




Peter Browen 


1 




Samuell ffuller 


2 




Joseph Rogers 


2 


these containe .29. akers. 




These lye one 


John Howland 


4 


the South side 


Steven Hobkins 


6 


of the brook to 


Edward 


1 


the woodward 


Edward 


1 


opposite to the 


Gilbard Winslow 


1 


former. 


Samuell ffuller Juneor 


3 


these containe .16. 


akers besids Hobamaks ground which 


lyeth betwene Jo : Howlands & Hobkinses. 




this .5. akers lyeth 






behind the forte 


William White 


5 


to the litle ponde. 






these lye one the 


Edward Winslow 


4 


north side of the 


Richard Warren 


{worn) 


towne next adjoyn- 


John Goodman 


(worn) 


ing to their gardem 


> John Crackston 


(worn) 


which came in the 


John Alden 


(worn) 


Fortune. 


Marie Chilton 


(worn) 



[p. 5] Captin Myles Standish 2 

Francis Eaton 4 

Henerie Samson 1 

Humillitie Cooper 1 

[p. 6] The fales of their grounds which came This ship 

in the Fortune'according as their lots were came Nov r 

cast 1623. 1621. 

these lye to the sea, These lye beyond the {(worn) 

eastward. brook to the wood we(worn) 

ward. 



The Division of Land. 



229 



William Hilton 


1 


William Wright & ) 
William Pitt ) 




John Winslow 


1 


2 


William Coner 


1 


Robart Hickes 


1 


John Adams 


1 


Thomas Prence 


1 


William Tench & ) 
John Cannon ) 




Steven Dean 


1 


2 


Moses Simonson & ) 
Philipe de la Noye ) 








2 






Edward Bompass 


1 






Clemente Brigges 


1 


these folowing lye 




James Steward 


1 


beyond the .2. brooke. 




William Palmer 


2 






Jonathan Brewster 


1 


Hugh Statie 


1 


Benet Morgan 


1 


William Beale & ) 
Thomas Cushman ) 




Thomas Flavell ) 
& his son, ) 




2 


2 


Austen Nicolas 


1 


Thomas Morton 


1 


Widow Foord 


4 


William Bassite 


2 



15. akers. 



19. akers. 



[p. 10] The fales of their grounds which came over in the 
shipe called the Anne according as their were cast .1623. 

these to the sea eastward. 
Akers ak(worn) 

James Rande 1 Francis Spragge 3 

these following lye beyond the brooke to Strawberie-hill. 

Edward Burcher 2 

John Jenings 5 

goodwife Flavell 1 

Manasseh & John Fance 2 

this goeth in w th a corner by 

y e ponde. 
Allice Bradford 1 

Robart Hickes his wife ) 
& children ) 4 

Brigett Fuller 1 

Ellen Newton 1 

Pacience& Fear Brew- 
ster w th Robart Long 



Edmond Flood 


1 


Christopher Connant 
Francis Cooke 


1 
4 


these but against the swampe 
& reed-ponde 


George Morton & ) 
Experience Michell i 
Christian Penn 


8 
1 


Thomas Morton Junior 
William Hiltons wife ) 
& .2. children ) 


1 


3 



230 



The Will of William Mullins. 



These following lye on the 
the eele-river. 
Marie Buckettadioyning ) 
to Joseph Rogers J 



M r Ouldom & those 
joyned with him 
Cudbart Cudbartsone 
Anthony Anable 
Thomas Tilden 
Richard Waren 
Bangs 



[p. n] South side 
Steph : Tracy three acres 
Tho. Clarke one acre 

Robt. Bartlet one acre 



William Heard i 

M rs Standish i 

other side of the towne towards 

Robart Rattlife be- \ 
I yonde the swampie > (worn) 
& stonie ground ) 



[O These butt against Hobes Hole. 

6 Nicolas Snow (worn) 

4 Anthony Dixe (worn) 
3 M r Perces .2. Ser : (worn) 

5 Ralfe Walen (worn) 
4 

North side. 
3 Edw : Holman i. acre .i 
i ffrances wife to Wil Palmer 

.i. acre 
i Josuah Prat & ) 

Phineas Prat i 2 



THE WILL OF WILLIAM MULLINS, 

With Notes by George Ernest Bowman. 

The will of William Mullins was communicated to the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register (Vol. XLII, p. 
62) by Henry F. Waters, A.M., in his "Genealogical Glean- 
ings in England," and the text there given has been followed. 

The will was made after the arrival of the Pilgrims in New 
England (then considered a part of Virginia), otherwise the 
words " Allsoe if my sonne William will come to Virginia " 
could not have been used, and, as it was evidently a nuncu- 
pative will, it was probably written 21 February, 1620, old 
style, the day of William Mullins' death. The date " 2 : April 
1 62 1 " must therefore refer to the day on which was made 
the copy carried back to England on the Mayflower. This 



The Will of William Mullins. 231 

date is of especial interest, as it establishes beyond question 
the fact that the Mayflower did not leave Plymouth, on the 
return voyage, until 2 April 1621 (old style), or later. 

The probate record, made 23 July 162 1, proves that the 
former residence of William Mullins was at Dorking, in the 
County of Surrey, and that he had left behind, in England, a 
married daughter, Sarah (Mullins) Blunden, who was ap- 
pointed administratrix by the court. From the will we learn 
that his wife's given name was Alice, and that his eldest son, 
William, was left in England, also that the widow, Alice 

( ) Mullins, and her son Joseph were alive when the 

Mayflower sailed, as otherwise Governor Carver, in forward- 
ing the copy of the will to be probated, would have annexed 
a statement of the death of these two legatees. 

The second witness, Giles Heale, was the ship's surgeon 
and Christopher Jones was probably the captain of the May- 
flower. 



2 : April 1621. 

In the name of God Amen : I comit my soule to God that 
gave it and my bodie to the earth from whence it came. 
Alsoe I give my goodes as followeth That fforty poundes in 
the hand of goodman Woodes I give my wife tenn poundes, 
my sonne Joseph tenn poundes, my daughter Priscilla tenn 
poundes, and my eldest sonne tenn poundes Alsoe I give to 
my eldest sonne all my debtes, bonds, bills (onelye yt forty 
poundes excepted in the handes of goodman Wood) given as 
aforesaid w th all the stock in his owne handes. To my eldest 
daughter I give ten shillinges to be paied out of my sonnes 
stock Furthermore that goodes I have in Virginia as followeth 
To my wife Alice halfe my goodes & to Joseph and Priscilla 
the other halfe equallie to be devided betweene them. Alsoe 
I have xxj dozen of shoes, and thirteene paire of bootes w ch 
I give into the Companies handes for forty poundes at seaven 
years and if thy like them at that rate. If it be thought to 
deare as my Overseers shall thinck good And if they like 
them at that rate at the divident I shall have nyne shares 
whereof I give as followeth twoe to my wife, twoe to my 



232 The Will of William Midlins. 

sonne William, twoe to my sonne Joseph, twoe to my 
daughter Priscilla, and one to the Companie. Allsoe if my 
sonne William will come to Virginia I give him my share of 
land furdermore I give to my twoe Overseers M r John Carver 
and M r Williamson, twentye shillinges apeece to see this my 
will performed desiringe them that he would have an eye 
over my wife and children to be as fathers and freindes to 
them ; Allsoe to have a speciall eye to my man Robert w ch 
hathe not so approved himselfe as I would he should have 
done. 

This is a Coppye of M r Mullens his Will of all particulars 
he hathe given. In witnes whereof I have sett my hande 
John Carver, Giles Heale, Christopher Joanes. 

Vicesimo tertio : die mensis Julii Anno Domini Millesimo 
sexcentesimo vicesimo primo Emanavit Commissio Sare 
Blunden als Mullins filie naturali et legitime dicti defuncti ad 
administrand bona iura et credita eiusdem defuncti iuxta 
tenorem et effectum testamenti suprascripti eo quod nullum 
in eodem testamento nominavit executorem de bene etc Jurat, 

68, Dale. 
Mense Julij An Dni 162J. 

Vicesimo tertio die emanavit comissio Sare Blunden als 
Mullens filie nrali et ltime Willmi Mullens nup de Dorking 
in Com Surr sed in partibus ultra marinis def hentis etc ad 
administrand bona iura et credita ejusdem def iuxta tenorem 
et effcum testamenti ipsius defuncti eo quod nullum in eodem 
nominavit exrem de bene etc iurat. 

Probate Act Book, 1621 and 1622. 

( Translation of the second Latin record.) 

In the month of July Anno Domini 1621. On the 23 d day 
issued a commission to Sarah Blunden, formerly Mullins, nat- 
ural and legitimate daughter of William Mullins, late of 
Dorking in the County of Surrey, but deceased in parts 
beyond the seas, seized &c, for administering the goods, 
rights and credits of the said deceased, according to the tenor 
and effect of the will of the said deceased because in that will 
he named no executor. In due form &c. swears. 



Scituate, Mass. 233 

SCITUATE, MASS., 
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

( Continued from page 168.) 

The record of the marriages by Rev. David Barnes is 
completed with this instalment. The parts in parentheses 
have been supplied from the records of "Intentions of 
Marriage." 

In the next issue will begin the publication of Part II of 
Vol. IV, which contains the earliest marriages. 



[9] Mariages 

These may Certifie, whom it may Concern, that whereas 
Trustrum Daves of Sittuate hath been a Suiter to my 
daughter Sarah Archer and if they shall Proceed to marry I 
shall not hinder theire Proceeding : Brantery the 16 of march 
1695 

Stephen ffrench Thomas Holebrook 

Joseph Polle Mary Holebrook 

These are to Certifie those whom it may Concern that 
Trustrum Davis and Sarah Archer hath formerly been 
Legally Published at Sittuate 

Sittuate 12 th of pr me Isaac Bucke Town 

march 169^ Clerke of Sittuate 

These may Certifie all persons whom it may Concern that 
Trustrum Davis of Sittuate and Sarah Archer of Brantry 
were maried the 19 th of march 169I 

pr me Jeremiah Cushing by vertue of this pro- 
viance law Concerning mariages 

Seth Hammond & Mary Buck both of Scituate were married 
February 17. 176(3) 

David Merritt & Sarah Curtis both of Scituate were married 
February 17. 176(3) 

John James Ju r & Hannah Jacob both of Scituate were mar- 
ried March 24. 176(3) 



234 Scituate, Mass. 

Benj a Stetson & Mercy Turner both of Scituate were married 

June 14. 176(3) 
The Rev d M r Ebenezer Gay of Suffield and Miss Mary 

Cushing of Scituate were married together Nov r 10. 

176(3) 

Benj a Bowker & Hannah Sparhawke both of Scituate were 
married Nov r 10. 17(63) 

Israel Chittenden & Abigail Turner both of Scituate were 
married Nov r 24. 17(63) 

Cap* Elisha Turner & Abigail Foster both of Scituate were 
married Dec r 29. 17(63) 

Jihiel Simmons of Duxborough & Rhoda Stetson of Scituate 
w r mar d Apr 1 10 : 176(4) 

Seth House of Han° & Bathsheba Foster of Scituate were 
marr d May 31 : 176(4) 

John Colman Ju r & Sarah Hammon both of Scituate were 
marr d June 7 : 176(4) 

Asher Sprage of Hing m & Lusanna Buck of Scituate were 
marr d July 12 : 176(4) 

Will m Stetson & Mary Linclon both of Scituate were married 
July 19: 17(64) 

Abraham Burbank of Suffield & Bethyah Cushing of Scituate 
were marr d Nov r 1 : 17(64) 

Anth Waterman of Hallefax & Sarah Curtis of Scituate 
were married November 15. (1764) 

Will m Gardner of Hing m & Thankfull Collamer of Scituate 
were married Dec r 5 : (1764) 

John Cushing Ju r & Mary Jacob both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Dec r y e 6. (1764) 

James Silvester & Anna Brooks both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Dec r y e ( 1764) 

Joseph White of Marshfield & Temporance Clap of Scituate 
were married Fe( 1765) 

Samuel Brooks & Elizabeth Gray both of Scituate were mar- 
ried March ( 1765) 

John Foster & Sarah Jacob both of Scituate wer married 
May y e ( 1765) 

Jabez Standly & Mary Thrift both of Scituate were married 
June y e ( 1765) 



Scituate, Mass. 235. 

[10] Ezekel Turner & Leah Simmons both of Scituate were 

married June y e 6. 1765 
Joseph Carrel & Tamer Farrow both of Scituate were married 

October 2 d 1765 
Moses Dunber a Transient person & Deborah Prouty of 

Scituate were Mar d Oct y e 28 : 1765 
Benj a Bass of Hanover & Mercy Tolman of Scituate were 

married October y e 28 th 1765 
John Pincin & Judeth Pincin both of Scituate were married 

January y e 9 th 1766 
Thomas Jinkins Ju r & Hannah Clap both of Scituate were 

married February y e 11 : 1766 
Lothrop Litchfield & Rhoda Perry both of Scituate were 

married Feby y e 11 : 1766 
Noah Otis & Phebe Cushing both of Scituate were married 

May y e I st 1766 
John Dorithy & Mary Murphy both of Scituate were married 

August 11 : 1766 
Elisha Turner & Prudence James both of Scituate were 

married Sep r y e 18 : 1766 
Abiel Turner Ju r & Lurana Silvester both of Scituate were 

married Nov r 13 : 1766 
Jabez Wilder Ju r of Hingham & Martha Collamer of Hingham 

were married Nov r y e 13 : 1766 
Dearing Jones & Hannah Ewell both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Novem r y e 20: 1766 
Seth Peirce & Jemima Turner both of Scituate were married 

Nov r y e 27: 1766 
Thomas Tilden & Abigail Hatch both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Dec r y e 4 : 1766 
Benj ae Thomas of Duxbo. & Abigail Turner of Scituate wer 

mar d Jany y e 6 : 1767 
Joshua Linclon & Anna Bryant both of Scituate were married 

Jany y e 8: 1767 
Peleg Bryant Ju r & Lydia Collamer both of Scituate were 

married Nov r y e 19: 1767 
Aaron Magoon of Pembrook & Mary Church of Scituate 

were married Jany y e 21 : 1768 



236 Scituate, Mass. 

Constant Clap & Rebecca Bailey both of Scituate were mar- 
ried March y e 3 d 1768 

Nehemiah Randall & Rebecca Collamer both of Scituate 
were married April the 21 st 1768 

Silvenus Clap & Elizabeth Brooks both of Scituate were 
married June y e 9 th 1768 

Benjamin Clap & Sarah Ruggles both of Scituate were mar- 
ried June y e 23 d 1768 

Gethelus Cowing & Lucy Hatch both of Scituate were mar- 
ried July y e 11 th 1768 

Nehemiah Palmer & Abigail Barriel both of Scituate were 
married July y e 14: 1768 

Israel Damon & Lydia Roggers both of Scituate were mar- 
ried August y e 8 : 1768 

David Foster of Pembrook & Christian Farrow of Scituate 
were merried Dec r y e 29 : 1768 

(Lieut E)lijah Curtis & Zipporah Randall both of Scituate 
were merried January y e 5 : 1769 

(J)ohn Rite & Molly Woodard both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Februy y e 2 : 1769 

(Jos)iah Cushing Ju r of Pembrook & Deborah Cushing of 
Scituate were married Feb? 16 : 1769 

(S)amuel Dunber of Hingham & Rhoda Corthiel of Scituate 
were married may 29 : 1769 

(Jo)seph Brooks of Hanover & Lydia Stetson of Scituate 
were married July 27 : 1769 

(Sh)earjashub Bourn & Sarah Woodard both of Scituate were 
married Octobr y e 19: 1769 

( )rill 1639, Will Parker marryed to Mary the daughter of 
Tho : Rawlings in Aprill 1639. 

(Willia)m Gorham of Barnstable & y e Wid° Temporance 

White of Scituate were married Oct 26 : 1769 
(Benjam)an Dilino & Mary Brooks both of Scituate were 

married Novem r the 2 d 1769 
(Adam) Hunt of Brantree & Hannah Stetson of Scituate 

were married March y e 29 : 1770 
(Abner) Pincin & Hannah Cowing both of Scituate were 

married April y e 22 : 1770 



Scituate, Mass. 237 

(Isaiah Win)g of Hanover & Elizabeth Rose of Scituate were 
married June y e 12 : 1770 

(Simeon Pr)outy & Sarah Griffin both of Scituate were mar- 
ried July the 19 : 1770 

(Gershom) Farrow of Abington & Jemime Farrow of Scituate 
were married Sep r y e 13: 1770 

(Israel Sil)vester Ju r & Margreat Bowker both of Scituate 
were married Novem r y e 15 : 1770 

( ) Cupples Save one were married together by David Barns 
Minister. 

[11] Joseph Benson & Susanna Clap both of Scituate were 
married Dec r y e 5 th 1770 

Benjamin Simmons of Marshfleld to Sarah Damon of Scituate 
were mar d Dec r y e 20 : 1770 

Issacher Cato Negro & Dinah Compsit Indian both of Scit- 
uate were marr d Jany y e 3 d 1771 

Knight Brown & Priscilla Beals both of Scituate were married 
Jany y e 17 : 1771 

Hezekiah Stodder Ju r & Lydia Farrow both of Scituate were 
married Jany y e 31 : 1771 

Charles Curtis & Lydia James both of Scituate were married 
February y e 7 : 1771 

Amos Sprague of Hingham & Desier Stodder of Scituate 
were married Feby y e 21 : 1771 

John Damon & Eunice Bowker both of Scituate were married 
April y e 11 : 1771 

Isaac Collier and Tamson Hayden both of Scituate were mar- 
ried April y e 11 : 1771 

Zephaniah Hatch & Mary Vinall both of Scituate were mar- 
ried May y e 7 : 1771 

Solomon Linclon & Deborah Randall both of Scituate were 
married May y e 26 : 1771 

George Cushing & Lydia Cushing both of Scituate were mar- 
ried June y e 19: 1771 

Samuel Damon & Anna Bowker both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Sep r y e 5 : 1771 

David Jorden & Lydia Nickolson both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Sep r y e 8 : 1771 



238 Elizabeth (Wins low) (Brooks) Corwin. 

Joseph Tolman Ju r & Bethyah Turner both of Scituate were 
married Nov r y e 4 : 1771 

Thomas Totman & Sarah Carman both of Scituate were mar- 
ried June y e 15 : 1772 

Lemuel Mayho of Marshfield & Anna Mott of Scituate were 
married June y e 18 : 1772 

John Beals of Hingham & Rhoda James of Scituate were 
married July y e 1 st 1772 

Joshua Turner & Eunice James both of Scituate were mar- 
ried July y e 2 d 1772 

James Barrell & Martha Farrow both of Scituate were mar- 
ried Dec r the 10 : 1772 

Thomas Silvester Ju r & Relief Jorden both of Scituate were 
married Jany y e 18 : 1773 

David Farrow Ju r of Hingham & Judith Stodder of Scituate 
were married Jany y e 28 : 1773 

David Kent & Lydia Damon both of Scituate were married 
Feby y e I st 1773 

Garshum Bowker & Elizabeth Stetson both of Scituate were 
married Feby y e 18 : 1773 

John Humphris & Mary Palmer both of Scituate were mar- 
ried March y e 9 th 1773 

Francis Cushing & Temporance Foster both of Scituate were 
married April y e 8 : 1773 
The above have been carried to y e Clark of y e Sessions. 

all the above Copples were married by David Barns Minister 

( To be continued?) 



ELIZABETH (WINSLOW) (BROOKS) CORWIN- 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

In Deane's History of Scituate, Mass., it is said that Gil- 
bert Brooks of that town married Elizabeth, the daughter of 
Governor Edward Winslow, and had children born in 1645, 
1646, 1649, I ^50, etc. But an examination of the original 
records shows that this statement is not correct, and that 



Elizabeth {Wins low) {Brooks) Cot win. 239 

Elizabeth Winslow married, first, Robert Brooks (by whom 
she had at least one son, John), and in 1669 became the sec- 
ond wife of Captain George Corwin, of Salem, whom she sur- 
vived about thirteen years. 

It is evident that Elizabeth was unmarried in 165 1, as 
Bradford's History tells us that Governor Winslow then had 
but two children living, and calls them both "marigable." 
These two children were Josiah, who afterwards became gov- 
ernor of Plymouth Colony, and Elizabeth. If the latter were 
then married and the mother of four children, Bradford could 
not have called her " marigable." 

In his will, dated 2 July 1675, Governor Josiah Winslow 
mentions his sister Elizabeth as follows : " Item I give to my 
loveing sister Elyzabeth Corwin my pockett watch, that was 
sometimes our honored fathers 

Item I doe hereby Confirme unto my Kinsman John Brook 
(son to my said sister) all those my lands that are on pachaeg 

neck in the Township of Middlebery one hundred 

pounds in good and currant pay (viz) fifty ponds to my 

sisters son John Brooke if then living And if John 

Brooke dye without issue the said fifty pounds not paid, that 
then it be paid to my sister Elyzabeth Corwin if liveing, or 
otherwise to some child of hers by Captaine Georg Corwin 
her present husband " 

In the first book of the Salem records we find the marriage, 
22 September 1669, of Capt. George Corwin and " Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Brooks, widow." 

In the first book of the Charlestown records we find re- 
corded the death, 25 December, 1687, °f " M r John Brookes, 
sonne of M rs Curwin of Salem," and his gravestone gives his 
age as thirty one, fixing the date of his birth as about 1656. 

Capt. George Corwin died at Salem, 3 January 1684-5, an< ^ 
among the original documents relating to the settlement of 
his estate, and on file in the Essex County Court Papers 
(Vol. XLIV, June to September, 1685), is one beginning : " A 
Liste of Severall, Things Inventoried w th the Estate of Cap* 
Geo : Corwine, w ch in Right belong to Elizabeth, his Relict 
Widdow, being Either reserved before, or Given to her, After 
Marriage." 



240 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

After naming a dozen or more articles, the " Liste " con. 
tinues : 

" To a Large Tankerd, plate, y* was my form r ) 
Husbands m r Rob* Brookes. w th o r Armes f 
To a plate sug r box. Given me pr Gov r Winslow 
pr a porring r d t0 sent Jn° Brook, pr ditto 
To a smale hand silv r Candestick Given 

ditto Brook, pr m r Herbert Pelham 
B ^ To 12. Silver spoones : 6 of y m Gilt & knubd 

& E B 6 °,, y ) To .1. ditto Given pr y e Lr d Mayor 
y e above 12. Given pr m r Jn° Brook Uncle to R 
To a large quarto bible, w th bezas Notes 
To a silver watch " 



This document bears the autograph signature, " Eliz : Cor- 
win." 

As Gilbert Brooks was living at the date of the marriage 
of " Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks, widow," and she signs her name 
to a document in which her former husband is said to have 
been Robert Brook, it is clear that Deane's statement, like so 
many others relating to Pilgrim genealogy, was the result of 
a careless confusion of similar names. 

In the Suffolk County Probate Records (Vol. VIII, p. 140) 
we find that Edward Lyde of Boston, Merchant, was appointed 
23 April, 1698, administrator "on the Estate of his Mother in 
Law Elizabeth Corwin late of s d Boston Widow dece d ." It 
is probable that she had removed to Boston to live with her 
daughter Susanna (Corwin) Lyde, and died shortly before the 
date of the probate record. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, Jr. 

( Continued from page 182.) 

(April, 1757.) 

ye 25th Capt n Kent was Here I Drink d Tea with Him & Serj* 
Mack — 1 1 oClok I Exercisd y e Compy when we Had Don 
Several of them Fired their Guns Down Just By My Feet 
& Hurt My face — In y e Afternoon y e Divel Got Into our 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 241 

Indians they Had Light to Kild Several of our Men we was 
Oblidg d To Fix a Guard & Confine Two of them — we Here 
y* Capt. Fitch Had Got into Town &c. Some of y e White 
Men Fought — Atwell Holds Vary Poor — Near Night Part 
of Capt. Slaps Company March d By Here — Serj* Mack 

y e 26 th In y e Morning we Drinkt Tea Tried our (*) &c — 
then Set of to Go to Town Got into Town at 10 oClok — 
Capt. Waterbarry & Capt. Wards Company March d into 
Town &c — Our Comp>' was Dismist for an Hour I went To 
Esq r Buckinghams To Diner with Serj* Comstick Corp 1 
Nord(*) P Pride &c — about 3 oClok we were Dismist & 
orderd to our Quarters while tomorow Then we went Home 
In y e Evening we Had a Tarable Clammer with our Solders 
and old Waller after that was over Two Jentlemen was in 
who Made Us a Considrable Sport &c — then we went to 
Bead Had Two Hours Laugh & Talk then We went to Sleep 

ye 27th J ar ose Vary Early In y e Morning went to Se Attwell 
After Considrable Time went to Breakfast Then Serj* Mack 
& I Set out for Town about 10 oClok Got to Bulls where we 
Se our Officers they Soon went after there Money &c — 
Gen 11 Lyman & Maj r Pason Rid out of Town Then M r Water- 
man & I went Up to Esq r Talents Bid Ins n Butlar Farwell 
Then Came Down to Bulls where Joseph Kellog was Sick 
&c — Then I Came Home alone Eat Some Baket Veal — 
This Day Tho s Andrus Came Back Brought Me a Letter 
from Father — In y e Eening we Had Considrable Dansing 
Then we Had a Toot at Drinking wine Huntley and Wint- 
worth Had a Fight &c about 12 oClok Serj* Tho s Andrus 
and I went to Bead Slept Vary Sound — 

ye 28 th In y e Morning I went to Se Atwell — Found Him 
Some Better Came Back Drinkd a Dish of Tea then we went 
Down to Town where I Rec d 4 Dol rs of Capt Fitch Se Capt 
Whiting I Toock a Gun at Maj r Pasons For a Negro in Gen 1 
Lymans Compy about 12 oCk We March d out of Town and 
Up to Land Lord Bentonss — I Went to Se Atwell Then 
Got Some Din r Capt Slap Came Up with our officers — Then 
y e Land Lord Treted Me with a Bottle of wine — about 3 
oClok Toock Leave of y e Land Lord and His Famaly and 

•Illegible. 



242 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

went of with L* Huntley Being In y e Rear we Had Got 
about Half a Mile & I Lit of a Chains To Get My Pack 
Carried we went Into y e Tavern Next to Farmingtown 
Drinkd Some Sider — Then y e offi r went along & Left Me 
To Carry along Some Indins I Traveld Then with M r Wood- 
roff y e Man y* Car d my Pack — Before I Got Into Town I 
over Toock old Murfa & was Plagd with Him However about 
Sunset I Got to Land Lord Lewises In Farmingtown where 
I Lodgd with Jo s Kellog after Supper — 

Aprill 29 th 1757 Farmington &c 
In y e Morning I Got Up and Eat Some Milk For Breakfast 
Capt Slap Got Up While I was Eating Complaind of Being 
Dry Becaus He Did not Drink anought Yesterday Then 
we Soon Got Togather Down at y e Loer End of town Cald 
over y e Role & Got Ready for a March We Had a Cart 
Provided to Carry Part of our Packs &c when y e Company 
Marchd of I was Sent Back after John Robens I Lookd all 
over Town for Him at Last Found Him and went out of 
Town about 9 oClok Before I Got Up to Strongs I over 
Toock Capt. Slap & L t Niccols we Got Up to Strongs and 
Drinkd Some Punch Capt Slap Paid His Ecknowlegment 
for Being Drunk y e Day Befor as He Said — Then I Went 
with y e Teem Up to Wiers y e next Tavern where I Bought 
Some Din r &c — Then Ins n Tracy & I Came To Land Lord 
Katterlands Where I am Now and Expect to Lodg this Night 
y e officers are all Gon Allong — we Left Solomon Chebucks 
about 2 Mile Back — our Cart is Gon Forward at Night I 
Lodgd in a Bead with Silas Waterman — 

ye 20 th I Got Up Early in y e Morning Wated Some Time for 
Breakfast at Last Got Some Bread & Milk Then I Found 
a Nother Mans Pack and Set out after y e Land Lord Had 
Treted Us With a Glas of Mothegalen — we Stopd at y e 
Widd° Phelpss Then Set of & went To y e Tavern where y e 
Fool Lives Then I Traveld with Hopkins & Talkd about 
old Affairs In to Lichfield to Mg r Marshes — Then I Se 
Esq r Shelden overtoock our officers Eat Some Pork & Pees 
after a. While our Teem was changed & I Set of with it we 
Cald in at Every Tavern I was of y e Mind to Stay at Wod- 
dams However we went To Nashes y e Next Tavern where 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 243 

Waterman & I Lodgd In a Vary Good Bead in a Dark 
Room on our own Cost 

Now Col. Lyman & Maj r Pason are ordered to Claverick 
with 9 Companies of y e Reg 4 & Col. Whiting with y e Other 

5 to N° 4 &c — 

Sunday May I st was a Vary Sower Cold Morning — after we 
Had Eat Som Milk we Set out Soon Traveld Down into y e 
Desolate woods after a while Came by a Pond then to a 
Tavern Drinkd a Dram and Set of again in y e Rain after So 
Long a time Came to y e widd w Seggecks where our Teem 
Left us Then I Set out with a Small Party Forward & 
Traveld To Capt. Collis in Canaan Drinkd a Dram Then 
went To M r Fanals Thinking it To Have been y e Tavern 
there we Got Some Directions and Found y e Tavern — 
There I Se Doc r Lee He Told me y* M r Stanton Had Movd 
away Into Sheffield — after Some time our Compy came Up 
I Got Some Victals and Set out & went to Major Whitnies 
there Lit of Capt. Fitch & U Huntly Eat Some Supper 

6 went to Bead Lodgd Alone Slept Vary Comfortable — 

ye 2 nd In y e Morning we Rec d our Arms Eat Some Break- 
fast and our Men went off Then Capt. Fitch & I staid & 
Drinkd a Dish of Tea and Had Some Discorce with y e 
Maj 1 ^ Family and we Came away I went in at M r Fanels & 
Got My Pack y t I Left there y e Last Night — This Day My 
Back Felt Like Some old Hors y* Had Ben Gauld with a 
Saddle &c — Now we Came to Robenss & Had a Waggon 
Provided to Help Us along Then Pride & I Drinkd a Mug 
of Flip & went of Soon Crosd y e River and went into Sals- 
berry I went with y e waggon up to Reeds in Salsberry where 
I went to Din r with y e Officers Eat Some fried Meet & Eggs 
Then Set out and went Down to y e Read Hous where 
Capt. Slap Se Somany Garls — 

Then we went according to our Directions by y e Red Hous 
then By the Barn then about 10 Rods and over a Small 
Bridg then By a Little Hous & by a Stake & out of Con- 
necticut into y e Oblong Then we went about 2 Mile To 
Smiths a Tavern & Set Them to Fidl n & Dansing In y e 
Evening I went Down to Edwardss and Lodgd in His Barn 
with Pride it was a Cold Night y e First of my Lodging in y t 



244 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Form We Talkd about y e Choras that our Mates were then 
upon at Home Being Training Day Night &c — 

ye yd we Set of in y e Morning Went By Several Houses 
where the Small Pox Had Lately Ben we Traveld about 5 
Mile Came to a Small Tavern There Got Some Refresh- 
ment & I Traveld with Capt. Slap 5 Mile Further we Dis- 
corsd about old Times & Espacily about Pocatanok Then we 
Came to Anchrum where Levingstons Furnis is Toock a 
View of y* and Got Some Fried Bacon & Eggs of an old 
Dutch woman Then we Set out to Go 8 Miles Furder Sun 2 
Hours High arivd I Got Some Cake & Sider which Seemed 
Vary Good There I Se a Daughter of Capt. Coulvers &c — 
Then we Toock our Lodging In Churchs Barn about These 
Day I Thought of y e Anuel of y s Time &c — 

May 4 th In y e Morning I Got Some Milk then we Set of 
Tho we Mad Several Stops, In Special where Hopkins Mad 
us So much Sport Playing with a Dutch Garl at Hendrick 
Musicks about 11 oClok arriv d at Claverick Tavern there 
Rec d Directions For our Quarters about 2 Miles furder — 
We Soon Got there & Divided our Compy Got Some Din r 
and went to y e Stors and Get Some Part of our Allowance 
Came Back — JJ Billings U Waterman & Ins n Minor Came 
Down to Se Us at Night I Eat Some Suppoon & Sweet 
Millok & went to Beed in y e Barn — Something Not well 

y e 5 th I Eat Bread & Butter & Drinkd Tea at M r Vand- 
wozers in y e morning Then Pride & I Got Some Sope & 
Washed Some of our Cloths I wrote considrable in My 
Jurnal — In y e after Noon I Hered of L* Billings Going 
Home I wrote to Father & Brother Pelatiah also wrote For 
Andrus & Pride — I Got a Young woman to worsh My 
Hankerchif &c — 

ye 5th j n ye Morning I Felt Vary well y e Land Lady asked 
me to Drink a Dish of Tea with Her — Then I went & Se 
y e Dutch Plowing with 3 Horses a Brest — Capt Fitch & IS 
Durky went to Se y e Gen 11 we went To Exercising Directed 
By y e Ins n Then Eat Some Din r This Day I Eat Some Bisket 
that I Brought From Home — In y e afternoon we Exercised 
again Capt Gallups Men Some of em Came To Se Us we 
Plaid Ball Serj* Mack Hurt His Ancle — I Helped M r 



Early Records of Ply mp ton, Mass. 245 

• 
Vondwozer Plant Corn then I Bought Some apples and 

Eat em 

ye 7 th Pride and I Eat a Breakfast of Fresh Fish Then we 
Exercised a Spell Then I Dind with y e U & Ins n After- 
noon Pride Undertuck to Bake a Batch of Bread — Doc r 
Lord Came Here — This Day We Began Roll Caling Ac- 
cording to y e Gen lls orders In y e Evening I Eat a Supper of 
Fresh Fish with Lieu 1 Durky & Ins n Tracy 
Claverick May 7 th 1757 

( To be continued?) 



EARLY RECORDS OF PLYMPTON, MASS. 

{Continued from page 178.) 

[p. 1 15] The Children of Ignatious Loring by Sarah his wife. 

Caleb Loring was born March y e 9 th 172I & 

Died March y e 26 th 1725. 

Mary Loring was born feb r y e first 172^ 

James fuller's Child by Judeth his wife 
Eleanah fuller was born feb r y e 9 th 172I 

The Children of william Samson by Joanna his wife 
Zeruiah Samson was born march 18 th 172! 
william Samson was born Nov er 25 th 1727. 

the Children of John Brigs by Sarah his wife 
Hannah Brigs was born Feb r y e 27 th 17-LJ 
John Brigs was born June y e 15 th 171 8 
Barnabas Brigs was born august y e 15 1720 
(Ebenezer Briggs was the youngest child of this family) 

The Children of Nathan weston by desier his wife 
Nathan weston was born July the 11 th 1723 
Isaac weston was born June y e 14 th 1725. 
{Mrs. Rebekah Weston wife of Mr. Edmund Weston died 
November 18, 1732 in the 76 th year of her age. She was a 
member of the Church in Plympton and the daughter of Mr. 
John Soule of Duxbury by Rebekah his first wife) 



246 Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 

The Children of Israel may by Elisabeth his wife. 
Moses maye was born octo r y e 2 d 1708. 
Edward maye was born march 22 d \j\\ 
Elisabeth may was born feb r the 28 th I7yf 
Marcy maye was born y e 12 th daye of Sep* 171 7. 
Sarah maye was born octo r y e 2 d 1720. 

[p. 116] Thankful dwelley the daughter of Richard d welly 

and margeret his wife was born January 5 th 172^ 
Jacob Weston a son of nathan weston by desire his wife was 

born may 14 th 1727. 
Desier Weston was born aprill 4-1730 
Deborah Fuller the daughter of Jabez Fuller by patience his 

wife was born novem or 23 d 1727. 
(Ptiscilla his wife.)* 
David Churchill the son of David Churchill by Mary his wife 

was born august 9 th . 1729. 
Alice Bosworth the daughter of Jonathan Bosworth and Ruth 

his wife was born Sept or 30 th 1727. 
Jonathan Bosworth was born April 8 th 1730. 
Sarah bent daughter of Joseph Bent by his wife that now is, 

born Jannuary 27 th 1730. 

[P- XI 7] James Briant was maried to Dorkas Whipple maye 
ye I2 th 1725. 

James ffuller was maried to Judeth Rickard maye y e nine- 
teenth 1725. 

moses Shaw was maried to Mary Darling November the 4 th 
1725 by Mr. Isaac Cushman. 

Jonathan Bosworth was maried to Ruth Tilson Sep tr the 30 th 
1725 by m r Isaac Cushman. 

Thomas Darling was maried to Rebeckah Weston Novem r 
the 18 th 1725. 

Isaac Waterman was maried to Elizabeth Briant Dec. y e 23- 
1725 by m r Isaac Cushman. 

Nehemiah Bosworth was maried to Susanah Ring Janewary 

ye 27th 1725. 

John Robbins was maried to Elisabeth Tomas March y e 16 th 
172J mr Isaac Cushman minister in Plimpton 

* See marriage of Jabez Fuller on next page. 



Early Records of Plympton, Mass. 247 

Barnabas wood of Middleborough was maried to Hanah Rob- 
bins March y e 30 th 1726 

Benjamen Eaton was maried to Mary Sturtivant July y e 7 th 
1726 by Mr. Isaac Cushman. 

Ebenezer Raiment was maried to Marcy Fuller July y e 28 th 

1726 by Mr. Isaac Cushman. 

Allerton Cushman was maried to Elizabeth Sampson Sept. 

the 15 th 1726 by Mr. Isaac Cushman. 
James Barrows was maried to Tabitha Rickard november the 

3 d 1726. 
Jabez Newland was maried to Rebeckah Cushman Decem br 

the 8 th by Mr. Isaac Cushman. 
Elcanah Shaw was maried to Mehetable Churchel Janewary 

ye nth \j2^ by Mr. Isaac Cushman minister 
Jabez fuller was maried to Priscilla Sampson Janewary y e 

12 th 172I by Mr. Isaac Cushman minister. 
Seth fuller was maried to Debrah Cole widow and relect to 

Samuel Cole march y e 8-1 72^ by Mr. Isaac Cushman 

[p. 1 18] John Shurtlef was maried to the widow Sarah Carver 
relect of John Carver Jun r march y e 23 d -i72f by Mr. 
Isaac Cushman 

Thomas Coal was married to Mary Ripley March the 23-172^ 
by Mr. Isaac Cushman minister 

John Lovewell and Lidia Churchell was married november 8 th 

1727 by Mr. Isaac Cushman 

Joseph Chard and Rebecca bears was married nov er 30 th 1727 

by Mr. Isaac Cushman 
Isaac Bonney and Mary Horrel was married february 22 d 172^ 

by Mr. Isaac Cushman 
William Morss and Hannah Waterman was maryed may 22 d 

1728 by Mr. Isaac Cushman 

Thomas Waterman and mercy freeman were marryed June 

12 th 1728 by Mr. Isaac Cushman 
Jabez Newland and Sarah Standish were marryed Septem br 

23 d 1728 by Mr. Isaac Cushman 
Nath 11 Fisher and bula Edy were maryed Sepember 26 th 1728. 
Elisha Whitton and Joanna dunham were marryed October 

10 th 1728 by Mr. Isaac Cushman 

{She was the widow of Israel Dunham) 



248 Reports from State Societies. 

Joseph bent and Jemima Billington were marryed October 
17 th 1728 by Mr. Isaac Cushman. 

Barnabas Sampson and Experience adkins were marryed No- 
vember 6 th 1728 by Mr. Isaac Cushman 

Ephraim Sampson & Abigail Horrel were marryed Novem er 
15 th 1728 by Mr. Isaac Cushman 

Samuel Benson and Keziah Barrows were marryed Nov er 21 th 
1728 by Mr. Isaac Cushman 

Benjamin prat & Margeret Rickard ware marryed February 
27 th 172-I by Mr. Isaac Cushman. 

( To be continued.') 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

On Saturday, June 17, 1899, the Society met at Squan- 
tum, where Captain Myles Standish and his companions 
landed when the Pilgrims first visited what is now Boston 
Harbor. After a shore dinner at Squantum Inn and a brief 
business meeting, about seventy-five members and guests 
visited the Monument, the Spring, and Squaw Rock. 

A meeting of the Society was held at the Hotel Vendome, 
Boston, on Thursday evening, September 28, 1899, the two 
hundred and seventy-eighth anniversary of the setting out of 
the first expedition to Massachusetts Bay, under command of 
Captain Standish. 

The Secretary reported the death, on August 27, 1899, of 
Mrs. Mary Russell (Winslow) Bradford, aged 106 years, 2 
months, and 18 days. Mrs. Bradford was sixth in descent 
from James Chilton and fifth in descent from Mary Chilton. 
She was elected to membership on June 9, 1898, at a meeting 
of the Board of Assistants held on her one hundred and fifth 
birthday. 

Rev. George Hodges, D.D., read a very interesting paper 
giving an account of his ancestor, Captain Myles Standish, 
and the expedition to Massachusetts Bay. 

After the exercises refreshments were served. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

Photograph of the Barker Garrison House, framed in oak 
from the house, from Mrs. William Lawrie. 



Reports from Slate Societies. 249 

" Church and Cemetery Records of Hanover, Mass.," from 
Arthur I. Nash. 

Photograph of Deed made by Daniel and Mercy (Fuller) 
Cole in 1700, from Mrs. Godfrey Ryder. 

"The Barker Family," from Edward T. Barker. 

" Foundations of Genealogy," from the author, William S. 
Mills. 

Year Book of Massachusetts Society S. A. R., 1899, from 
the Society. 

"The Portsmouth Book," from Mrs. John W. Parsons. 

"Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 1898-99," from 
Nathan M. Hawkes. 

Two photographs of the Monument and of Squaw Rock, 
at Squantum, from Mrs. Levi Tower, Jr. 

Photograph of family entries made by Colonel Seth Wash- 
burn in his " Justice of the Peace Book," from Mrs. George 
B. Parkinson. 

Members Elected. 
June 17, 1899. 

505. Charles Andrew Clark, Newton Centre, eighth from 

Thomas Rogers. 

506. Mrs. William Wallace Lunt, Hingham, ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

507. Mrs. Godfrey Ryder, Medford, seventh from Samuel 

Fuller. 

508. Miss Nora Lucy Fairbanks, Bangor, Me., ninth from 

William Bradford. 

509. Mrs. Amasa Clarke, Brookline, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

510. Mrs. George Hartwell Peirce, Somerville, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

511. Theodore Studley Lazell, Boston, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

512. James Draper Lazell, Boston, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

513. Mark Lyman Vining, Ypsilanti, Mich., eighth from 

John Alden. 

514. Mrs. William Henry Webster, Ypsilanti, Mich., eighth 

from John Alden. 

515. Rev. George Hodges, D.D., Cambridge, eighth from 

Myles Standish. 

August 30, 1899. 

516. Joseph Henry Sears, Brewster, ninth from William 

Brewster. 



250 Reports from State Societies. 

517. Mrs. Herbert Allen Chapin, Somerville, eighth from 

Richard Warren. 

518. Alfred Stevens Burbank, Plymouth, seventh from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

519. Liberty Emery Holden, Cleveland, O., ninth from John 

Alden. 

520. Prof. Wilfred Harold Munro, Providence, R. I., tenth 

from James Chilton, ninth from Mary Chilton. 

521. Miss Edith May Tilley, Newport, R. I., tenth from 

John Alden. 

September 28, 1899. 

522. Mrs. John Henry Parks, Duxbury, seventh from John 

Alden. 

523. Miss Marianna Page Smith, Boston, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 

June, 1899. 

487. Mrs. Fred E. Jones, ninth from Isaac Allerton, eighth 
from Mary Allerton. 

497. Henry N. Fairbanks, eighth from Isaac Allerton, sev- 
enth from Mary Allerton. 

507. Mrs. Godfrey Ryder, seventh from John Alden ; eighth 
from John Billington, seventh from Francis Billing- 
ton ; seventh from William Bradford ; seventh from 
Francis Eaton, sixth from Samuel Eaton ; seventh 
from John Howland ; seventh from Myles Standish ; 
seventh from Richard Warren. 

510. Mrs. George H. Peirce, eighth from John Alden ; sev- 

enth from William Bradford ; ninth from William 
Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster; eighth from 
Richard Warren, ninth from Richard Warren. 

511. Theodore S. Lazell, ninth from John Billington, eighth 

from Francis Billington ; eighth from Francis Eaton, 
seventh from Samuel Eaton ; eighth from Samuel 
Fuller ; eighth from Stephen Hopkins. 

512. James D. Lazell, ninth from John Billington, eighth 

from Francis Billington ; eighth from Francis Eaton, 
seventh from Samuel Eaton ; eighth from Samuel 
Fuller; eighth from Stephen Hopkins. 

July, 1899. 

167. J. Weston Allen, ninth from Richard Warren. 

404. Rev. Charles A. Brewster, eighth from John Howland. 

487. Mrs. Fred E. Jones, eighth from George Soule. 



Reports from State Societies. 251 

August, 1899. 

498. Mrs. Henry N. Fairbanks, eighth from Richard Warren, 

September, 1899. 

297. Archie L. Talbot, ninth from Degory Priest. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
June 7, 1899. 

542. Mrs. James Junius Goodwin, New York, ninth from 

William Bradford. 

543. Mrs. Luther D. Eddy, Sparkill, seventh from Myles 

Standish. 

544. Mrs. Ralph W. Cutler, Hartford, Conn., ninth from 

William Bradford. 

August 24, 1899. 

545. Henry Whitney Tyler, New York, eighth from John 

Howland. 

546. Mrs. Lucius Duncan Bulkley, New York, tenth from 

Edward Fuller, ninth from Samuel Fuller. 

547. Edward Willard Brown, New York, eighth from John 

Howland. 

548. Mrs. Henry Joseph Speck, Troy, tenth from John 

Alden. 

549. Mrs. Amos H. Fowler, Denver, Col., ninth from Francis 

Cooke. 

550. Russell Blakeley, St. Paul, Minn., seventh from Myles 

Standish. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 
Donations to the Library. 

"The Averys of Groton," from John D. Rockefeller.j 

" History of the Primitive Yankees, or Pilgrim Fathers," 
"Account of the Pilgrim Celebration at Plymouth, 1853," 
Stowell and Wilson's " History of the Puritans and Pilgrim 
Fathers," all from Edwin A. Hill. 

"The Foundations of Genealogy," from the author, Wil- 
liam Stowell Mills. 

" The Mayflower Fuller Genealogy," from the compiler, 
F. A. Fuller. 

Eleven photographs of Scrooby, Austerfield, Delft Haven, 
and Leyden, taken by W. S. Case, and presented by him. 



252 Reports from State Societies. 

Members Elected. 
June 26, 1899. 

196. Mrs. William Edward Halligan, Bridgeport, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

197. Mrs. Gardner Morse, New Haven, eighth from Francis 

Cooke. 

198. John Henry Hall, Hartford, seventh from Edward Doty. 

199. Miss Grace Loines Hall, Hartford, eighth from Edward 

Doty. 

200. Mrs. Sherwood Stratton Thompson, New Haven, eighth 

from William Bradford. 

201. James Brewster Cone, Hartford, eighth from William 

Brewster, seventh from Love Brewster. 

202. Mrs. Henry Stuart House, Hartford, ninth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

August 21, 1899. 

203. Dr. Charles Wellman Hitchcock, M.D., Detroit, Mich., 

eighth from William Bradford. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
February, 1899. 

19. Miss Sarah E. Robinson, ninth from William Brewster. 
120. Mrs. George J. Bramble, ninth from William Brewster. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
June 7, 1899. 

114. Mrs. Frank L. Clark, Sewickley, ninth from Francis 
Cooke. 

ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 
Donations to the Library. 

" Butters' Genealogy," from George Butters. 

"The Puritan in England and New England," "History 
of Gilsum, N. H.," "Bay-Path," "A Shelf of Old Books," 
" Great Cities of the World," " Sermon on the Mount," 
"The Queen's Reign and its Commemoration," all from Mrs. 
Henry C. Purmort. 

T , m . Members Elected. 

July 15, 1899. 

70. Mrs. Charles H. Ray, Chicago, eighth from Stephen 
Hopkins, seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 



Reports from State Societies. 253 

71. Mrs. Paul Blatchford, Oak Park, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

72. Lawrence Williams, Chicago, eighth from Edward 

Fuller, seventh from Samuel Fuller. 

73. George Edward Wright, Chicago, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

Supplemental Line Filed. 
July, 1899. 
21. Walter M. Howland, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 
seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
June 6, 1899. 

31. Charles Humphreys Newton, Marietta, ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 

32. Miss Hariette Maria Hinsdale, Cincinnati, ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

33. Edward Wyllys Buell, Cincinnati, ninth from William 

Bradford. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

Donation to the Library. 

" The Johnson Memorial," from the estate of the com- 
piler, James Bowen Johnson. 

Members Elected. 
June 13, 1899. 

50. John Parker Lothrop, Washington, seventh from John 

Howland. 

51. Mrs. Preston Heath Bailhache, Washington, seventh 

from John Howland. 

52. Richard Henry Gadd, Washington, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

53. Miss Jessie M. Craig, Washington, ninth from John 

Alden. 

54. Mrs. Charles H. Warner, Milwaukee, Wis., eighth from 

John Alden. 

July 31, 1899. 

55. Miss Edith Gifford, Hartland, Wis., eighth from Rich- 

ard Warren. 



254 Pilgtim Notes and Queries. 

56. Miss Jessie Eastman Hopkins, Washington, eighth from 

Stephen Hopkins, seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 

57. Miss Anne Ashmun Vilas, Minneapolis, Minn., ninth 

from John Howland. 

58. Percival Madden Vilas, Minneapolis, Minn., ninth from 

John Howland. 

59. Mrs. Theophilus Levi Haecker, St. Paul, Minn., eighth 

from John Howland. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

The Mayflower Genealogies. — The Massachusetts So- 
ciety has begun the compilation of the genealogies of the 
Mayflower passengers and all of their descendants, in all 
male and female branches. This work is being done in the 
most thorough and critical manner. Every page of the orig- 
inal records of Plymouth Colony, and the old Pilgrim towns, 
will be searched with the greatest care, and every item noted 
which will assist in fixing relationship or be of interest to 
descendants of the Pilgrims. All other original records 
which can supply information will be examined with the same 
care. The results will be systematically arranged as the 
work progresses, and published in The Mayflower De- 
scendant. 

This method of research will eventually be extended over 
the entire period prior to the Revolution. The material for 
the later generations will be collected in the usual way, on 
blanks sent out to every person known to be descended 
from a Mayflower passenger. 

This exhaustive research will require a great deal of time, 
and the expense will be heavy. In order to provide the 
necessary funds the " Colonial Research Fund " has been 
started, and all persons interested in Pilgrim genealogy and 
history are urged to assist in the work by contributions to 
this fund. All receipts will be acknowledged in The May- 
flower Descendant. 

Descent has been traced from twenty-two Mayflower fam- 
ilies, and nearly all the records relating to the earlier gener- 
ations of each of these families are to be found within the 
limits of the old Plymouth Colony. If the compilation of 
the genealogy of each of these families should be undertaken 
separately, it would necessitate the critical examination of 
these old records twenty-two different times, and the conse- 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 255 

quent waste of time and money would be great, to say noth- 
ing of the disastrous effects of so much entirely unnecessary 
handling of the records, which are already, in many cases, 
in a very dilapidated condition. 

Moreover, there were numerous intermarriages among the 
early generations of the Pilgrim families, and there will be 
much unnecessary duplication of research work if the gene- 
alogies are not compiled under one general direction. De- 
scendants of Jacob 2 Cooke (Francis 2 ) are also descended from 
Stephen 1 Hopkins, through his daughter Damaris 2 , and both 
the Cooke and the Hopkins genealogies, if prepared sepa- 
rately, must contain all of the numerous descendants of this 
couple. 

Foreign Research Fund. — Subscriptions not hereto- 
fore acknowledged : Miss Emma C. B. Jones, $5 ; Mrs. 
William Lawrie, $25; Edward B. Kellogg, M.D., #3; F. 
Apthorp Foster, $10; Miss Mary Rivers, $5; Alden Free- 
man, $6 ; James Atkins Noyes, $5. 

Bradford Meerstead. — The Treasurer reports the fol- 
lowing additional names of contributors to the fund : Alfred 
S. Burbank, Mrs. W. E. Halligan, Stephen Jewett, Mrs. 
Arthur Luetchford, Miss Alma Luetchford. 

Preston, Conn. — The First Congregational Church of 
Preston, founded in 1698, will publish, if enough advance 
subscriptions are obtained, a volume of about 200 pages, con- 
taining the admissions, dismissals, baptisms, marriages and 
deaths found on their records. The volume will contain be- 
tween four and five thousand genealogical entries, and the 
price to advance subscribers will be $2. Communications 
may be addressed to Miss Mary E. Morse, Preston City, 
Conn. 

Queries. 

[ This department is limited to subjects connected with Pilgrim genealogy and history, 
and Queries can be inserted for subscribers only. Answers should be sent to the Editor 
for publication in later issues.] 

14. Cushman. What was the maiden name, and who 
were the parents of Persis, the first wife of Robert 4 Cush- 
man (Thomas 3 , Thomas 2 , Robert 1 ) ? They were married 
about 1697, and Persis died before 14 January, 1743-4. 

G. E. R. 

15. Coombs — Cushman. Who were the parents of Eliza- 
beth Coombs, who married, 12 January, 1687-8, Eleazer 3 
Cushman (Thomas 2 , Robert 1 ) of Plymouth? W. R. C. 



256 The Mayflower Descendant in 1900. 

16. Walker — Warren. Who were the parents of Sarah 
Walker, who married, 19 November, 1645, Nathaniel 2 Warren 
(Richard 1 ) of Plymouth? S. W. W. 

Answer to Query. 

7. Cobb. Rachel Cobb was born at Middleborough, 8 
December, 1702, and was the daughter of John Cobb and his 
wife Rachel 3 Soule (John 2 , George 1 ), who were married at 
Plymouth, 5 September, 1688. — Editor. 



THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT IN J900, 

The following series of literal transcripts from original rec- 
ords, begun in Volume I, will be continued through the year : 

Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, 

Plymouth Colony Deeds, 

Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths, 

Scituate Births, Marriages and Deaths, 

Middleboro Births, Marriages and Deaths, 

Early Records of Plympton, Mass., 

The Brewster Book, 

The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

The January number will contain the first instalment of 
the Marshfield Births, Marriages and Deaths, and the rec- 
ords of other Pilgrim towns will be taken up as rapidly as 
possible. 

In addition to the regular series of Plymouth Colony Wills, 
each number will contain at least one will of a Mayflower 
passenger, with the inventory of the estate, if it is found on 
the records. 

A number of private records, from old family Bibles, or 
other original documents, will be published during the year. 

The many conflicting statements relating to Pilgrim gene- 
alogy have caused a great deal of confusion, which might 
have been avoided had the authors taken pains to consult the 
records. An important feature of the magazine for the com- 
ing year will be articles based on a critical study of the origi- 
nal records, which will establish the correct lines of descent 
in disputed cases. 

It is hoped that the publication of the " Mayflower Gene- 
alogies " may begin during the year. 

Each number will contain at least one illustration of an old 
document. 

The " Reports from State Societies " and " Notes and 
Queries " will be published as usual. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Adams, , 86 

mrs. Edward Livingston, 48, 114 

Eleanor, 151 

James, 151 

Jedediah E., 186 

John, 151, 157, 158, 229 

John McGregor, 57, 188, 191 

Stephen Jarvis, 57 

William M., 122 
Addington, Isa., 68, 69, 71 
Adgate, Mary, 173 

Ruth, 173 

Thomas, 173 
Adkins, Experience, 248 
Adverd, Henry, 93 

Agry, mrs. George, Jr., 116, 121, 185, 191 
Alden, , 181, 216 

Elizabeth, 150, 163 

George Adelbert, 48 

Hattie Lucinda, 60, 189 

John, n, 13, 15, 16, 50-53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 
79, 98, 115-126, 137, 150, 163, 183, 185-188, 
190, 214, 228, 249-251, 253 

John E., 190 

Priscilla, 16, 63, 126, 127, 150, 183 

William F., 60 
Alderson, Victor Clifton, 48, 57 
Allard, mrs. James Ellsworth, 117 
Allen, Francis Olcott, 56, 191 

Francis Richmond, 48, 114 

Frederick Baylies, 48 

Henry Trowbridge, 186 

John Weston, 250 

Martha, 45 

mrs. William Bradford, 55 
Allerton ) 

Alerton | Bartholomew, 9, 12, 16, 149 
Alderton ) 

Fear, 149 

Isaac, 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 50, 55, 63, 79, 86, 117, 
118, 125, 126, 149, 157, 161, 184, 185, 200, 
216, 227, 228, 250 

John, 11, 15, 79 

Mary, 9, 12, 50, 55, 117, 118, 149, 184,185,250 

Mary (Norris), 63, 88, 126 

Remember, 9, 12, 149 

Sarah, 149 

Walter Scott, 51, 54, 121 
Allien, Nathan, 180 
Allyn. Hannah, 222 

Jabez, 223 

John, 222, 223 

Matthew, 223 

Mercy, 222 

Thomas, 137-139, 222 

Winnefred, 139 
Alverson, Sarah, 64 
Ames, Harriet S., 117 

OrillaP., 117 
Andrus, , 244 

Anna, 37 

David, 41 

John, 101 

sergt., 103 

Thomas, 105, 181, 182, 241 

Hannah, 152 
Jane, 152 
Sarah, 152 



Anthony, Arthur Cox, 116, 120 

mrs. Edmund, Jr., 184 

Henrietta Rogers, 115, 120 

mrs. Nathan, 49 

Silas Reed, 48, 50, 118 

mrs. Silas Reed, 116 
Appleton, Nathan, 48 
Apsey, mrs. Albert Stokes, 184 
Archer, Sarah, 233 
Arms, mrs. Frank H., 54 
Arnold, mrs. George Francis, 48 

mrs. Richard, 48 
Aspinwall, Algernon Aikin, 60, 189 

William Humphrey, 61 
Atkins, Henry, 215 
Atkinson, Maud L., 49 
Attiman, Lydia, 45 
Atwel "J 

Atwell [ , 182, 241 

Attwell) 

Atwood, Barnabas, 142 

mrs. Ebenezer T., 119 

Elizabeth, 142 

Isaac, 142 

Joanna, 142 

John, 142 

Mary, 142 

Nathaniel, 142 
Avery, capt., 105 

Joseph, 38, 41 

Backus, J. Bayard, 51, 121 
Bacon, Horace S., 185 

Leon Brooks, 52 
Bailey ~) 
Ba.ly I 

Baley f ' ♦*» 10 *> io 5 

Baly J 

Abigail, 45, 46 

Anna, 41 

Benjamin, 45 

Ebenezer, 45 

Elizabeth, 45 

Israel, 44 

Jacob, 43 

John, 38, 40, 41, 104 

Joseph, 45 

Keziah, 44 

Martha, 45 

Mary, 45 

Rachel, 47 

Rebecca, 236 

Ruth, 43, 45 

Sarah, 44 

Seth, 47 

Timothy, 44 

William, 46 
Bailhache, mrs. Preston Heath, 253 
Baker, mrs. Charles Taintor, 191 

George Fales, 57 

Hannah, 166 

William, 166 
Balch, Elizabeth, 43 

Sarah, 44 
Baldwin ) 

Baldwain > , 39, 42 

Boldwin, ) 

mrs. Charles G., 52 

Hannah, 166 

Samuel, 166 



258 



Index of Persons. 



Ballard, Jarvis, 71 

Bangs ( 

Banles \ • 2 3° 

Edward, 81, 154, 161 
Barbour, William E., 59 
Barce, John, 115 

Content, no 

Eben, 191 

Eben Francis, 56 

Edward T., 118, 249 

Elizabeth, 45 

Frederick Alden, 191 

mrs. Frederick Alden, 49, 191 

Hannah, 167 

John, 213 

Mary, 108 

Mercy, 165 

Patience, 167 

Bams 5 ! David > l6 *> l6 *' l68 ' 2 33, 237, 238 

John, 199, 200, 216 

Marion Oscar, 124 

Lucy, 196 
Barnum, mrs. Charles William, 122 
Barrell ) 

Barrel > Abigail, 236 
Barriel ) 

Colburn, 167 

Desire, 167 

Hannah, 108 

James, 238 

Lydia, 43 

Martha, 238 
Barrows, Elisha, 209 

James, 247 

Keziah, 248 

Lydia, 209 

Robert, 209 

Tabitha, 247 

Thankful, 209 

Thomas, 209 

SSST jo-*- 

Ebenezer, 212 

Elizabeth, 212 

Hannah, 212 

James, 212 

John, 212 

Joseph, 212 

Robert, 99, 153, 212, 230 

Samuel, 212 

Sarah, 212 

Thomas, 212 

William, 212 
Bartol, George Edward, 57 
Bass, Benjamin, 235 

Mercy, 235 
Bassett ) 

Basset > Elizabeth, 151 
Bassite ) 

William, 96, 151, 157, 229 
Bates, Abigail, 45 

Aquilla, 167 

Deborah, 44 

mrs. George Henry Whitney, 184 

John, 45 

mrs. Joshua, 185 

Solomon, 44, 167 
Battles, Joseph, 45 

Susanna, 45 
Bayard, Thomas F., 56, 126 

iSSSS.iJ«ta.«^» 

Beal ) 

Beale > Grace, 107 

Beals ) 

Jedediah, 107 



Beal 

bSu ! 

cont'd. 

Prisciila, 237 

Rhoda, 238 

William, 229 
Bemon ) T . 
Beamont \ J ohn > 3, 5 
Bears, Rebecca, 247 

Becket I x , , 
Buckett! Mar y' 6 4. 2 30 

Bell, Jared Weed, 121 

Belo, mrs. Alfred H., 191 

Benedict, William Leonard, 184 

Benjamin, Marcus, 60, 189 

Bennett ) n ■ . 

Bennet j De borah, 220, 224 

Ebenezer, 220 

Elinor, 224 

Elizabeth, 220 

Isaac, 220 

John, 220, 224 

Joseph, 220 

Lydia, 220 

Nehemiah, 220 

Peter, 220 

Repentance, 128 

William, 220 
Benson, Joseph, 237 

Keziah, 248 

Samuel, 248 

Susanna, 237 
Bent, Jemima, 248 

Joseph, 246, 248 

Sarah, 246 
Bentley, mrs. Cyrus, 187 
Benten / 

Benton \ ~ « l8l > 2 4* 
Billings, lieut., 39, 102, 179, 180, 244 

mrs. Charles K., 53 

Roger, 39 

William, 41 

i& n ( Eleanor, xo. 63, xa6,x 27 ,x S i 

Francis, 10, 16, 63, 127, 151, 160, 185, 199, 

222, 250 
Isaac, 223 
Jemima, 248 

John, 10, 14, 63, 79, 125-127, 151, 152, 185, 
227, 228, 250 
Bingham, Josh., 102 
Bishop, mrs. William D., Jr., 122 
Bishop of London, 56 

BiJsel 1 ! J ames Dou S a1 ' I21 

Roger, 182 
Black, M. Percy, 54 
Blagden, Thomas, 189 
Blair, Jane, 106 
Blakeley, Russell, 251 
Blanchard, Hannah, 36 

Howard Wilson, 190 

Susanna Reed, 115 

Walter E., 119 
Blatchford, mrs. Eliphelet Wickes, 58 

Paul, 188 

mrs. Paul, 253 

mrs. Samuel Milford, 186 
Bliss, mrs. Cyrus W., 115 

Blossom, Thomas, 31 
Blunden, Sarah, 231, 232 
Blunt, sergt., 40 
Bond, Henry Richardson, Jr., 54 

jtay I Elizabeth, ,68 ' 

Isaac, 177, 247 



Index of Persons. 



259 



Bonney ) 

Boney J Joseph, 168 

cont'd. ) 

Mary, 177, 247 

Sarah, 177 
Bonum »„„ _._ 
Bonan y Ann, 143 

Ebenezer, 143 

Elizabeth, 143 

George, 132, 143 

Lydia, 143 

Ruth, 143 

Samuel, 143 

Sarah, 143 

Susanna, 143 
Boo, Hannah, 168 

Samuel, 168 
Booth, Zeruiah, 44 
Borcherling, mrs. Charles, 52 
Boreman, Thomas, 159 
Bosworth, Alice, 246 

David, 176 

Jonathan, 246 

Nehemiah, 178, 246 

Ruth, 246 

Susanna, 178, 246 

Richard, 106 
Sarah, 236 
Shearjashub, 43, 236 
Thomas, 213 

Henry J., 119 
Bower, John, 215 
Bowker, Anna, 237 

Benjamin, 108, 234 

Desire, 167 

Edmund, 165 

Elizabeth, 166, 238 

Eunice, 237 

Gershom, 238 

Hannah, 108, 167, 234 

Joanna, 164 

Joseph, 166 

Luke, 164 

Lydia, 165 
.jaret, 237 

Mary, 165 

Ruth, 109 
Bowman, George Ernest, 1, 23, 42, 48, 49, 65, 

91, 113, 139, 161, 219, 230, 238 
Boynton, mrs. Charles Bliss, 186 
Braddock, general, 39 
Bradford, Abigail, 147 

Alden S., 191 

Alice, 26, 147, 153, 229 

Ann A., 49, 119 

mrs. Charles F., 191 

David, 115 

Dorothy, 9, 87 

Gamaliel, 48, 49, 113 

George L., 49 

Israel, 115 

John, 147 

Joseph, 215 

Joseph Edward, 61 

Levi, 115 

Lewis, 175 

Mary Russell (Winslow), 248 

Mercy, 147, 153 

Polly, 115 

Priscilla, 147 

Royal Bird, 54, 191 

Samuel, 147 

William, 9, 12, 13, 16, 27, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55, 
56-59, 61, 79, 91, 96-98, 114-117, 119, 
121-125, 127, 131, 133-137, 147, 153, 157, 
161-163, 183-188, 190, 191, 200, 203, 205, 
213-216, 220, 227, 239, 249-253 



Bradley 1 

iradlj f Elizabeth, 7 x- 73 

Brawly j 

Hannah, 71 

Lucretia, 72 

Peter, 71, 72, 77 
Bradstreet, Simon, 68 
Bramble, mrs. George J., 54, 252 

Sarah, 38 
Bramhall, Joshua, 210 
Branch, , 104 

Thomas, 38 
Bray, mrs. Alonzo Butler, 183-185 
Brayman, Mary, 109 
Brayton, mrs. Charles Ray, 49, 51, 114 
Brazier, mrs. Joseph Harrison, 122, 187 
Breed, lieut., 102, 103 

Brett, , 220 

Brewster ") 
Bruster 
Brewser | 

Brester )■ , 137 

Brewste 
Bewster 
Brwster 

Ann, 72-74, 195 

Benjamin, 2, 4, 7, 8, 41, 72-77, 169, 171-174, 

_ ^-iQS, 226 

Bethiah, 169, 195 

Charles Augustus, 48, 50, 250 

Daniel, 72, 73, 168-173, 194-197, 225 

Dorothy, 193, 194 

Ebenezer, 170, 171, 173, 194 

Elijah, 37 

Elizabeth, 7, 8, 71, 74, 174 

Fear, 229 

Flora L., 114 

Grace, 7, 8, 71, 74 

Hannah, 8, 168-171, 173, 194, 224-226 

Henry Colvin, 121 

Jerusha, 169, 170 

John, 169, 193, 194, 225 

Jonathan, 3-5, 7, 8, 72-74, 81, 148, 150, i58, 
169, 171, 172, 193, 194, 213, 224-226, 229 

Josh., 104 

Judith, 172 

Love, 3, 9, 12, 50, 117, 118, 121, 127, 150, 
162, 183-185, 188, 190, 250, 252 

Lucretia, 150, 168, 172, 224, 226 

Lyman Dennison, 55 

Mary, 3, 4, 7-9, 35, 63, 72, 75, 127, 148, 150, 
169, 183, 193, 226 

Nathaniel, 225, 226 

Oliver, 194 

Patience, 229 

Ruth, 3, 7, 8, 74, 169, 173, 197 

Samuel, 41 

Sarah, 193 

Sarah Crocker, 115 

Susanna, 194 

Timothy, 225 

William, 3, 4, 7-9, 12, 27, 50, 51, 53, 55, 58, 
59,63,74,79,115-122, 125, 127, 150, 158, 
162, 183-185, 188-190, 203, 225-227, 249, 
250, 252, 253 



Barnabas, 245 



Wrestling, 9, 1 

Brickel, , 37 

Briggs 
Brigs 
Clement, 150, 229 
Cornelius, 46, .165 
Deborah, 45 
Ebenezer, 245 
Hannah, 44, 245 
Jerusha, 165 
John, 47, 245 
Joseph, 44 
Judith, 47 
Leah, 47 
Lydia, 46 



115, 150, 162 



260 



Index of Persons. 



Briggs \ 

Brigs I Mary, 43, 44 

cont'd. ) 

Remember, 167 

Sarah, 44, 245 

Solomon, 167 
Brigham, mrs. Loriman S., 49, 119 
Brinley, Charles A., 56 

mSSSTJ a"*"* "•«"»«' 

Brooks ] 

SS" [*-■«" 

Brooke J 

Elizabeth, 234, 236, 239, 240 

Gilbert, 192, 238, 240 

Hannah, 168 

John, 239, 240 

Joseph, 236 

Lydia, 236 

Mary, 109, 236 

Nathaniel, 165 

Patience, 165 

Robert, 192, 239, 240 

Samuel, 234 

Sarah, 165 

William, 109 
Brown ) 

Browne > , 39 

Browen ) 

Edward Willard, 251 

Elizabeth Mussey, 54 

Hannah, 44 

James Crosby, 57 

John, 81, 96 

mrs. John Crosby, 191 

Jonathan, 166 

Judah, 39 

Knight, 237 

Martha, 152 

Mary, 64, 152, 166 

Nathaniel, 40 

Peter, 10, 15, 51, 64, 79, 8i, 82, 87, 116, 118, 
119, 121, 125, 127, 152, 190, 227, 228 

Priscilla, 237 

Samuel, 44 

mrs. William Liston, 59 
Brownell, Silas Brown, 53 
Bruen, Obadiah, 226 

835? J *«*■.-*« 

Anna, 235 

Anne, no 

Bathsheba, 107 

Benjamin, 166, 210 

Bethiah, 210 

David, 211 

Dorcas, 246 

Ebenezer, 176 

Elizabeth, 45, 107, 176, 246 

George, 145 

Hannah, 210, 211 

H. W., 64 

Ichabod, 211 

James, 145, 246 

Joanna, 145 

John, 145, 209 

Jonathan, 210 

Joseph, 176 

Lydia, 235 

Mary, 46, 107, 209 

Mehitable, 211 

Peleg, 46, 235 

Ruth, 145 

Ruxby, 166 

Samuel, 210 

Sarah, 145 

Seth, 45 

Stephen, 211 

Timothy, 211 

William, 211 



Bubb, mrs. J. W., 186 
Bu"cke j Hannah, 43 

Isaac, 233 

Jonathan, 46 

Joseph, 46 

Leah, 46 

Lusanna, 234 

Mary, 192, 233 

Rachel, 46 

Sarah, 44, 109 

sari*-***' 

Buckingham, , 241 

Buell, Edward Wyllys, 253 
Bugbee, mrs. Frederick Abroy, 55 
Bulkley, mrs. Henry Thorp, 55 

mrs. Lucius Duncan, 251 
Bull, , 182, 241 

William Lanman, 51, 121 
Bumpas \ 

Bumpasse > Edward, 149, 159, 161, 229 
Bompass ) 

Joanna, 211 

Mercy, 211 

Samuel, 211 

Thomas, 211 
Burbank, Abraham, 234 

Alfred Stevens, 250, 255 

Bethiah, 234 

James, 41 
Burnit, Jacob, 102 
Burrows \ Q 

Borrowes| ' l8 ° 

Amos, 105 

capt., 103- 

Jeremiah, 213 

Josh., 105 

Lemuel, 105 

Samuel, 103, 104 
Bush, John Standish Foster, 5a 
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 53 

Butler I T Ro 

Butlar \ ■ l8z 

Ensign, 241 
Butten, William, 9, 86 
Butters, George, 58, 188, 252 
Button, , 105 

Zebulon, 38 
Butts, mrs. George Coit, 53 

Seth, 168 

Caesar, Julius, emperor, 18 
Cahill, Ann, 44 

Martin, 44 
Campanella, 3 

Ann, 107 

Annable, 209 

Elizabeth, 208 

Hannah, 208 

Jean, 208 

John, 209 

Sarah, 209 

William, 209 
Cannell, mrs. Thomas E., 51 
Cannon, John, 229 
Canterbury, archbishop of, 126 
Capehart, mrs. Edward Everett, 115, 120, 185 
Carlile, Elizabeth, 165 

William, 165 
Carman, Sarah, 238 
Carpenter, , 37 

mrs. John Quincy, 56 



Index of Persons. 



261 



Carrel, Joseph, 235 

Tamar, 235 
Carter, , 37 

Joseph, 45 

Robert, 9, 232 

Sarah, 45 
Carver, John, 9, n, 79, 88, 231, 232, 247 

Katharine, 9 

Sarah, 247 
Case, W. S.,251 

William W., 60 
Castle, William Henry, 56 
Caswell, Elizabeth, 45 

John, 45 
Cato, Dinah, 237 

Issacher, 237 
Caulkins, miss, 225, 226 
Chamberlin, Isabel Sargent, 60, 189 
Chambers, Thomas, 95, 134 

SSSti ■*-*«■«» 

Samuel, 160 

Theophilus Parsons, 56 

Zebedee, 128 
Chapin, mrs. Herbert Allen, 250 

Chapman, , 40 

Chard, Joseph, 247 

Rebecca, 247 
Charles, capt., 102 
Chatfield, mrs. Albert Hayden, 123 

Cheney / R 

Chenee j ' lSl 

Charles Edward, 57 
Cherry, mrs. Lewis W., 186 
Chester, capt., 103 

as.]**"'."' 

Child, Dudley Richards, 184 

Edith, 184 
Chillingsworth, , 217 

Thomas, 216 
Chilton, James, 10, 14, 52, 53, 63, 79, 87, 89, 
116-120, 123, 125, 127, 185, 248, 250 

Mary, 10, 15, 52, 53, 116-120, 123, 185, 228, 
248, 250 
Chittenden, Abigail, 234 

Deborah, 46 

Elizabeth, 44 

Israel, 46, 234 

Mary, 46 

Mehitable, 43 

Sarah, 46 

mrs. Simeon B., 186 
Choat, John, 181 

Christopher ) /~u~,.* i~_ __ 

Christophers \ Christopher, 77 

Elizabeth, 77 

John, 77 

Mary, 77 

Chubbuck I c »i 

Chebuck j Solomon, 242 

Church, , no, 244 

Caleb, 108 

Hannah, no 

Jerusha, 165 

Mary, 166, 235 

Nathaniel, 166 

Richard, 86 

Sarah, 108 
Churchill ) 

Churchel \ Abigail, 206 
Churchell ) 

Bethiah, 207 

Branch, 207 

David, 246 

Ebenezer, 206, 207 

Eleazer, 206 

Elizabeth, 145 

Elkanah, 206 

George, 207 

Hannah, 145, 206 

James, 148 



Churchill 

Churchel I Jedidah, 206 

Churchell f 

cont'd. J 

Joanna, 206 

John, 134, 135, 145 

Jonathan, 206 

Josiah, 148, 206 

Lydia, 147, 148, 247 

Mary, 206, 246 

Mehitable, 247 

Mercy, 206, 207 

Nathaniel, 206 

Rebecca, 145, 207 

Samuel, 148 

Sarah, 145 

Stephen, 206 

William, 147 
Claflin, mrs. William Henry, 124, 190 

§5p I *«■*.* 

Anna, 44 

Antoinette, 118 

Arthur W., 119 

Benjamin, 107, 236 

Constant, 236 

Deborah, 45 

Dwelly, 166 

Elizabeth, 165, 166, 236 

Galen, 165 

Grace, 107 

Hannah, 44, 235 

Job, 46 

Joseph, 44, 165 

Mary, 45 

Michael, r66 

Patience, 165 

Rachel, 164 

Rebecca, 236 

Sarah, 44, 166, 236 

Susanna, 46, 237 

Sylvanus, 236 

Temperance, 234 
Clark ) 

Clarke , 181 

Clerk ) 

Aaron, r66 

Abia, 206 

Abigail, 141 

Alonzo Howard, 60, 121, 189 

mrs. Amasa, 249 

Anna, 141 

Betty, 166 

Charles Andrew, 249 

mrs. Charles Andrew, 184 

Elizabeth, 141 

mrs. Frank L., 252 

Hannah, 206 

Josiah, 141 

Mary Smith, 184 

Mary Stimson, 50, 118 

Nathaniel, 206 

Rebecca, 141 

Richard, 10, 15, 79 

Samuel, 206 

Sarah, 141, 206 

Sarah Louisa, 184 

Susan, 29, 30 

Susanna, 141 

Thomas, 81, 141, 150, 230 

William, 206 

Cleare, , 66 

Cleaveland, Livingston W., 49 
Coates, Alice Nicholson, 122 
Cobb, Ebenezer, 141 

Elisha, 141, 210 

James, 141 

John, 141, 256 

Martha, 141 

Patience, 141 

Rachel, 128, 256 



262 



Index of Persons. 



Coddington ) R 

Cuddinlton i > 2I ?> 2l8 

Coe, Henry Clark, 121 

Henry Francis, 48 
Coggeshall, George Bradford, 52 
Coit, , 180 

£°Jj j Alfred Winslow, 116 

Daniel, 249 

David, 44 

Deborah, 247 

Desire, 165 

Elizabeth, 46, 167 

Ensign, 43 

Job, 86 

John, 178 

Jonathan, 44 

Lucy, 167 

Mary, 165, 247 

Mercy (Fuller), 249 

Samuel, 247 

Sarah, 43, 44 

Susanna, 178 

Thomas, 247 
Coleman ) T . _ ,„ „, 
Colman J John, 43, 234 

Joseph, 133 

Leah, 43 

Sarah, 234 

Hannah, 167 

John, 106 

Lydia, 235 

Margaret, 106 

Martha, 235 

Mercy, 165 

Peter, 91-93 

Rebecca, 236 

Sarah, 165 

Thankful, 234 
Collier, Isaac, 237 

Tamsen, 237 

William, 82, 157, 162 
Collis, capt., 243 
Coombs ) 

Combes > , 156 

Combs ) 

Deborah, 221 

Elizabeth, 255 

Frances, 221 

Francis, 221, 222, 224 

Lydia, 220, 221 

Mary, 219 

Mercy, 221 

Ruth, 224 
Compsit, Dinah, 237 
Comstock / ____, „ jr 
Comstick 1 ***&■> 2 * x 
Cone, James Brewster, 252 

CoUS,,! Christopher,,*, 

Coner, William, 229 
Conney, John, 71 
Converse, Sarah, 25 
Cooke ) 
Cook I '39 

capt., 179 

Damaris, 16, 127 

Daniel, 40 

Francis, 10, 14, 16, 5i~53> 56, 57, 59. 79, 82, 
88, 115, 116, 118-123, 125, 127, 149, 183, 
184-188, 190, 198, 227-229, 251-253 

Hester, 149 

Jacob, 149, 255 

James, 103 

Jane, 149 

John, 10, 14, 16, 53, 59, 82, 115, 116, 120, 
127, 149 

Josias, 215 

Mary, 149 



Cop^i 11 " 11111 ^ 10 '^^!,^ 

Copeland, Elizabeth, 108 

Joseph, 108 
Corning, Samuel, 38 
Corthiel, Rhoda, 236 
Corwin ) 

Corwine > , 239 

Curwin ) 

Elizabeth, 239, 240 

George, 192, 239 
Cotton, Bowland, 140 

Elizabeth, 140 

Joanna, 140 

John, 140 

Josiah, 140 

Maria, 140 

Samuel, 140 

Sarah, 140 

Theophilus, 141 

& I ^borah, 45 

Elizabeth, 166, 168 

Gethelus, 236 

Hannah, 236 

Israel, 168 

Job, 45, 167 

Lucy, 236 

Lydia, 45, 46 

Mary, 166 

Zillah, 167 
Cowles, Elizabeth, 25 

Robert, 26 
Coy, Ann, 170, 171 

Daniel, 170 

Jonathan, 170 

Matthew, 170, 171 

Ruth, 171 
Crackstone ) 

Crackston | John, 9, 13, 79, 149, 228 
Crakstone ) 
Craig, Jessie M., 253 

Crandon, Edwin Sanford, 113, 114, 117, 119, 191 
Crane, Frank Warren, 52 

Warren C, 52 

Co"L|— ."5 
Crocker, Sarah Haskell, 50 

William, 138 
Crooker, Agatha, 167 

Elijah, 167 
Crowell, Asa Clinton, 117 



Cudbartson 



see Godbertson 



Cutbird 

Cudworth, Benjamin, 46 

Elizabeth, 44, 168 

Hannah, 45, 46 

Israel, 45 

James, 47 

John, 44 

Jonathan, 45 

Martha, 45 

Mary, 44-46, 109 

Rachel, 47 

Sarah, 44 

gXi «■*•.■« 

Cunningham, Theodore Bliss, 53 
Curloo, Abigail, 44 
Edward, 44 

Benjamin, 165 

Charles, 237 

Elijah, 165, 236 

Elisha, 46 

mrs. Evelyn Goss, 59, 60 

Lydia, 237 

Mary, 165, 166 

Rachel, 167 

Ruth, 109 



Index of Persons. 



263 



Curds ) 

Curtice J Sarah, 46, 233, 234 

cont'd. ) 

mrs. William Theodore, 117, 185 

Zipporah, 236 
Cushing, Bethiah, 234 

David, 35 

Deborah, 108, 236 

Elizabeth, 168 

Francis, 238 

George, 237 

Hannah, 35, 166 

Jeremiah, 233 

John, 234 

Joseph, 107, 109 

Josiah, 109, 236 

Lydia, 107, 237 

Mary, 234 

mrs. Matthew, 119 

Mercy, 107, 166 

Phebe, 235 

Rachel (Lewis), 35 

Ruth, 109 

Temperance, 238 
Cushman ) 

Coachman [ Allerton, 142, 192, 247 
Cochman ) 

Benjamin, 178 

Deborah, 212 

Eleazer, 211, 255 

Elizabeth, 142, 211, 247, 255 

Elkanah, 142, 178 

Fear, 210 

Ichabod, 210 

Isaac, 178, 210, 246-248 

Jafcez, 142 

James, 142 

Jemima, 177 

Jerusha, 178 

John, 212 

Joseph, 177 

Josiah, 142 

Lydia, 212 

Mary, 16, 63, 126, 210 

Martha, 142 

Mehitable, 142 

Persis, 255 

Rebecca, 178, 210, 247 

Robert, 227, 255 

Samuel, 177 

Sarah, 210 

Thomas, 153, 200, 216, 229 
Cutler, mrs. Ralph W., 251 

Damon, Anna, 237 

Daniel, 46, 167 

Eunice, 237 

Hannah, 106, 167 

Israel, 236 

Joanna, 46 

John, 184, 237 

Joseph, 46 

Josiah, 47 

Judith, 46, 47 

Leah, 47 

Lydia, 236, 238 

Mehitable, 43 

Ruth, 46 

Samuel, 237 

Sarah, 44, 237 

Silence, 107 

Thankful, 45 
Darling, Mary, 246 

Rebecca, 246 

Thomas, 246 

David, mrs. Mary S., 54 
Davie, Humphry, 68 

Dave* j mrs - Britton > l8 4> W 



Davis 1 

Daves > mrs. Carrie Rawson, 59 

cont'd. ) 

Elizabeth, 165 

Eunice, 168 

mrs. Frank V., 53 

Hannah S., 191 

Howland, 51, 121 

Samuel, 23, 91 

Sarah, 233 

Serviah, 164 

Tristram, 233 

William, 164 

William T., 129 
Davol, mrs. Bradford D., 117 

EeaSei Elizabeth '3o 

Stephen, 29-31, 154, 229 
Delano ") 
Delanoy | 

de la Noye } Benjamin, 236 
Dilano 
Dilino J 

Elizabeth, 168 

Mary, 236 

Philip, 97, 137, 149, 229 

%j|£JEUzab C ,h, 4 4 

Mary, 45 
Deming, , 104 

Daniel, 104, 179 

Lucy, 104 
Denison, Avery, 39 

mrs. George B., 55 
Devereux, mrs. Clara Anna Rich, 59 
Dewey, Edward Wilkins, 51 
Dexter, Henry M., 3, 5, 6 

Morton, 48, 49, 113, 183 

Thomas, 138, 216 
Dickinson, John, 139 
Dimock, Henry Farnam, 121 
Ditson, Charles Healy, 191 

mrs. Oliver, 125, 191 
Dixe, Anthony, 230 
Doane / , 

Done S • l6x 

Ida Frances, 189 

John, 82, 83, 154, 200 

Marguerite T., 53, 189 

William Howard, 188 

mrs. William Howard, 189 
Dogget ) 
Dogged \ — 
Doghed ) 

John, 131 

Thomas, 131 
Donnell, William C, 49, 117, 191 
Dorby, Jonathan, 164 
Dorithy, John, 235 

Mary, 235 
Doty 1 

Dowty j^ Benjamin, 143 
Dolton j 

Desire, 206 

Edward, 10, 16, 79, 117, 119, 123, 125, 127, 
143, 144, 150, 161, 184, 185, 188, 252 

Elisha, 144 

Elizabeth, 143, 144 

Hannah, 143 

Isaac, 144 

Jacob, 144 

John, 115, 143, 144, 206 

Josiah, 144 

Martha, 143, 144 

Mary, 143 

Mercy, 143 

Patience, 143, 206 

Samuel, 143, 144 

Sarah, 143, 206 

Thomas, 143 



218 



264 



Index of Persons. 



Doty ] 

Dotey 

Dowty > William H., 121 

Dolton 

cont'd. J 

Downing, mrs. George William, 184 

Ichabod, 104 
Downs, Hubert Cowles, 58, 188 
Drew, Elizabeth, 146 

Hannah, 146 

John, 146 

Lemuel, 146 

Nicholas, 146 

Samuel, 146 

Thomas, 146 
Drinkwater, Martha Leach, 36 
Drummond, Josiah H., 49, 64 
Drury, mrs. William Henry, 183 
Dudley, Joseph, 68 

BBS j ****•.*» 

Deborah, 235 

Joanna, 164 

Martha, 167 

Moses, 235 

Rhoda, 236 

Samuel, 236 
Dunham ) n_._i.__ _„. 
Downham j Barshua > M* 

Bathsheba, 141 

Ebenezer, 207 

Eleazer, 141, 175 

Elisha, 141 

Israel, 141, 177, 247 

Joanna, 247 

John, 82, 134 

Joshua, 141 

Josiah, 141 

Mary, 207 

Mercy, 141 

Nathaniel, 141, 207 

Samuel, 131, 207 

Susanna, 141 

William, 207 

Durky 6 j lieut -' l °i* 1 19» 181, 244,245 

Elizabeth, 43 

Grace, 107 

Jedediah, 43 

Joseph, 43 

Margaret, 246 

Mary, 43 

Mercy, 106 

Richard, 246 

Thankful, 246 

William, 47 

Dwight, mrs. Timothy, 191 

Dyer ) 

D f ah | major, 41 

Dymond, Thomas, 73 

Eames, Anthony, 165 

Hannah, 165 
Earle, George H., 125 
Easdell, James, 146 

Rebecca, 146 
Eaton ) 

Eeaton > Benjamin, 247 
Eatton ) 

Catherine Swanton, 116 

Christian, 153 

Elizabeth, 128 

Francis, 10, 15, 63, 79, 118, 120, 125, 127, 153, 
197, 199, 200, 228, 250 

Lucy Houghton, 116 

Mary, 247 

Rachel, 64, 153 

Samuel, 10, 15, 16, 63, 120, 127, 128, 137, 153, 
250 

Sarah, 10, 15, 63, 127 



Eddy) 

Edy > Beulah, 247 

Eedy) 

Ebenezer, 220 

mrs. Luther D., 251 

Samuel, 200 

Sarah, 220 
Edson, Josiah, 45 

Ruth, 45 
Edwards, , 243 

EHs S Abiah, l6( > 

Hannah, 165 

Mary, 109 

Mercy, 107 

Nathaniel, 106, 107 
Eggleston, Percy Coe, 54 

EldrTdf. | Edric ' "9 

Isabella, 191 

Thomas, 103, 105 

Ellet, , 103 

Ellis, George William, 55 

John, 217 

mrs. Mary Rhodes, 59, 60 

Mordecai, 46 

Sarah, 46 
Ellsworth, William W., 121 
Elms ) 

Elmes > Abigail, 45 
Emms ) 

Betty, 165 

Elizabeth, 44, 166 

John, 165 

Joseph, 44, 166 

Mary, 166 

Patience, 44, 167 

Samuel, 45 

Surviah, 165 

Zibiah, 165 
Ely, ,11 

John Hugh, 123 
Emerson, mrs. Ralph, 59 
Endicott / T . _ , 
Endecott \ J ohn > s6 

fj^fj Thomas, xx,x S , 79 

|^j Hannah, 235 

John Louis, 60, 189 
Lydia, 166 
Relief, 43 
Sarah, 167 

Fairbanks, Frederick C, 191 

Henry Nathaniel, 184, 250 

mrs. Henry Nathaniel, 184, 185, 191, 

Nora Lucy, 249 
Fairfax, mrs. Lindsay, 191 
Fallowell ) 

ffallowell > Gabriel, 132 
ffalloway ) 

Jonathan, 132 

William, 132 
Fanal ) 

Fanel \ • 2 *3 

Fanen, John, 105 
Farrow, Christian, 236 

David, 238 

Gershom, 237 

Jemima, 237 

Judith, 238 

Lydia, 237 

Martha, 238 

Tamar, 235 
Farwell, mrs. Walter Merrick, 117, 185 
Faunce } 
ffaunce j 

Fance )■ Benjamin, 143 
ffance | 
ffans J 

Eleazer, X42 



Index of Persons. 



265 



Faunce \ 
flaunce 

ffra S-Hannah,xo6,i42 

ffans 

cont'd. 

Jean, 147 

Joanna, 147 

John, 142, 147, 149, 203, 229 

Joseph, 142 

Judith, 142 

Manasseh, 229 

Martha, 147 

Mary, 142 

Mehitable, 142 

Mercy. 142 

Patience, 147 

Priscilla, 147 

Solomon Elmer, 124, 189 

Thomas, 106, 139, 140, 143, 147 
Fellows, mrs. Frank E., 58 

Fethers, mrs. Ogden H., 53 
Field, Deborah, 45 

John, 45 
Finney ) 

ffinney j Elizabeth, 208 
ffenney ) 

Jerusha, 144 

John, 208 

Joshua, 208 

Josiah, 208 

Lydia, 144 

Phebe, 208 

Priscilla, 208 

Robert, 132, 144, 208 
Fish, lieut., 103 

Jonathan, 47 

Mary, 47 
Fisher, , 102 

Beulah, 247 

mrs. Charles H., 117, 118 

Nathaniel, 247 

Onesiphorus, 36 
Fitch 1 R 

ffitch J ' l81 

Abigail, 76 

Abijah, 38 

Anna, 76, 77 

Asa, 37-39 

Benjamin, 76 

capt., 104 , 179, 241,243,244 

Chester, 37 

Cordilla, 4 

Cordilla Walker, 1, 4, 37, 50 

Elisha, 37, 38, 40-42, 102-105, 180, 181 

Elizabeth, 75 

Hezekiah, 75 

Ichabod, 102 

Jabez, 4, 8, 36, 37, 76, 104 

Jabez Deming, 4 

James, 75 

John, 76 

lieut., 179 

Lucy, 37 

Lurene, 37 

Mary, 75, 76 

Pelatiah, 37, 38, 40, 41, 76, 103, 105, 179, 

244 

Samuel, 4, 40, 75, 76 

Stephen, 38, 42, 103 

Walter, 42 
Flavell, , 229 

Thomas, 229 
Fletcher, mrs. Frank Friday, 124, 190 

Moses, 10, 15, 79 
Fling, Christopher, 106 

Martha, 106 
Flood, Edmund, 229 
Fobes, Ebenezer, 197 

Hannah, 197 



John, 45, 196, 197 

Martha, 45 

Mary, 197 

Ruth, 197 

Simeon, 197 
Fogg ) 

ffogge > , 82, 200 

ffog ) 

Ralph, 157 

Foot I 

Foote \ ' IQ 3 

mrs. Edward, 113 

John Crocker, 54 
Ford ) 

Foord [ , 229 

fford ) 

John, 152 

Lemuel, 164 

Martha, 152 

Priscilla, 164 

££$**•». 43. .* 

Albert Volney, 58 

Asa Lansford, 50 

Bathsheba, 234 

Christian, 236 

David, 236 

Edward, 83, 86 

Eva Cornelia, 58 

Francis Apthorp, 17, 48, 255 

Freeman, 50 

George, 25 

John, 234 

Joseph, 43 

Margaret, 106, 164 

Richard, 98, 99 

Ruth, 108 

Sarah, 234 

Temperance, 238 

Volney William, 58, 116 
Fowler, mrs. Amos H., 251 
Fox, George Lyman, 60, 61 

John, 38 
Francis, David, 45 

Lemuel, 46 

Lydia, 45 

Maria, 46 
Franklin, Elizabeth, 45 

Hannah, no 

Lydia, 45 

Mary, 46 
Freeman ") 

Fremen J 
Benjamin, 172 
Betsey R., 119 
Caleb, 172 

Daniel, 171, 173, 196 
Edmund, 215-218 
Elizabeth, 194 
Hannah, 171-173 
Henry V., 188 
James, 23, 91 
mrs. James E., 119 
John, 217 

Joseph, 171-173. 194- 
Louise, 116, 120 
Lucy, 195, 196 
Mary, 172 
Mercy, 247 

Nathan, 73, 172, 195, 196 
Paulina, 115, 120 
Phineas, 172 
Ruth, 195, 196 
Samuel, 172 
William, 218 

Solon Tenney, 187 



266 



Index of Persons. 



French \ 

ffrench > Stephen, 233 

cont'd. ) 

Fuller i Bridgett, 63, 82, 86, 152, 157, 160, 

ffuller ) 200, 229 

Deborah, 246, 247 

Edward, 10, 15, 59, 60, 63, 79, 119, 120, 123, 
124, 125. 127, 251, 253 

Eleanor, 245 

F. A., 251 

Jabez, 177, 246, 247 

James, 245, 246 

Jane, 93 

Judith, 245, 246 

Matthew, 137, 138 

Mercy, 24-28, 247 

Priscilla, 246, 247 

Samuel, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 24-28, 31, 59, 63, 
79, 91-93, 115, 123-125, 127, 137, 138, 152, 
178, 184, 203, 222, 228, 249-251, 253 

Sarah, 177 

Seth, 177, 247 
Furnald, mrs. Francis Perkins, 186 

Gadd, Richard Henry, 253 
Gade, Fredrik Herman, 58, 188 

Gafe" j Hannah > l68 
Gale, capt., 104 

«;'!-■'"<■*.•« 

Nathan, 105, 179 
Gannett, Deborah, 45 
Gard, Ab., 180 
Gardiner ^ 
Gardner j 

Gardener J> Joshua, 166 
Gardenar j 
Gardinar J 

Mary, 166 

Richard, 10, 15, 79, 228 

Thankful, 234 

William, 234 
Garner, Nathaniel, 146 

Samuel, 146 

Susanna, 146 
Garnet, Abigail, 109 

Samuel, 109 
Garrett, Abigail, 45 

Deborah, 45 

Jael, 46 

John, 45 

Richard, 95 
Gates, Daniel, 37 
Gay, Ebenezer, 234 

mrs. Henry, 191 

Mary, 234 
Geer, mrs. Oliver Joseph, 55 
Ghiraldi, Lilio, 19 
Gidings, capt., 41 
Gifford, Edith, 253 
Gilkey, mrs. A. L., 191 
Gilman, Dorothea Folsom, 89 

John Taylor, 89 

Gilson, , 81, 86, 161 

Godbertson "] 

Godberson !/-> j, .. 

Cudbartsonef Cudbart ' 2 3° 
Cutbird J 

Godbert, 149, 154, 157 

Samuel, 149, 222 

Sarah, 149, 154 
Goddard, Lester Orestes, 58 
Godding, mrs. Fred Lawson, 50, 118 
Goodman, John, 10, 15, 79, 87, 227, 228 
Goodspeed, Deborah, 45 

Nathaniel, 45 
Goodwin, mrs. James Junius, 251 
Gore, capt., 42 
Gorham, George Congdon,6o, 189 

John, 49 



SS m i Tem P— ce,2 3 6 

William, 236 
Gould, Mehitable, 44 
Graves, mrs. Dwight W., 58 
Gray, Abigail, 164 

Ann, 66, 67, 145 

Desire, 145 

mrs. Edmund Cropper, 185 

Edward, 145 

Elizabeth, 234 

Joanna, 145 

John, 145 

Mary, 145 

Mercy, 145 

Samuel, 145 

William, 164 
Greeley, Eliphalet, 36 

Richard Henry, 51, 124 

mrs. Richard Henry, 121 

William, 146 
Greenlaw, mrs. Lucy Hall, 49, 58, 224 
Greenwood, Isaac J., 54 
Gregory XIII, pope, 19 
Greve, mrs. Harriet Fisher, 59 
Griffin, Sarah, 237 
Grinnell, mrs. Charles Edward, 48 

William Milne, 51, 121 
Gross, Charles Edward, 55 

mrs. Charles Edward, 55 

Edmund, 108 

Olive, 108 

8£?|— ■ 3°. 34. .05 

Edm., 33, 161 

Hacker, Frances, 68 

Haecker, mrs. Theophilus Levi, 254 

Hale, Arthur, 56 

Edward Everett, 122 

mrs. George S., 183 
Hall, mrs. Deborah (Parker), 183 

Grace Loines, 252 

John, 138 

John Henry, 189, 252 
Halliburton, Abigail, 44 

Andrew, 44 
Halligan, mrs. William Edward, 252, 255 
Hamilton, C. A., 191 
Hammond ) 

Hammon > Agatha, 107 
Hamon ) 

Joseph, 45 

Mary, 233 

Sarah, 46, 234 

Seth, 233 

Thankful, 45, 109 ■ 
Handy, Edward A., 59, 60 
Harding, Martha, 82, 83 

Sarah, 220 
Harlow, Abigail, 178 

Elizabeth, 207 

Jean, 211 

Lydia, 207 

Nathaniel, 178 

Robert, 211 

Sarah, 211 

Thomas, 207 

William, 207 
Harris, capt., 179 

Mercy, 67 
Harwood, mrs. Sydney, 48 
Hascy, mrs. Oscar Lawrence, 124 
Haskell 1 
Haskill ! „ _ „ 

Haskall > .38,4i,i8o 

Hascall J 

Bethiah, 222 

Elizabeth, 222 



Index of Persons. 



267 



Haskell 1 

Haskill I 

Haskall J-John, 219, 220, 222, 224 

Hascall | 

cont'd. J 

Josiah, 222 

Mary, 220, 222, 224 

Patience, 219, 222 

Roger, 180 

Sarah, 224 

William, 222 
Hatch, Abigail, 235 

Agatha, 167 

Anna, 167 

David, 44 

Desire, 106 

Elizabeth, 44, 164 

Frederic Horace, 51, 121 

Grace, 107 

Hezekiah, 44, 109 

Jonathan, 45, 167 

Keziah, 165 

Lucy, 167, 236 

Lydia, 45 

Martha, 45, 106 

Mary, 109, 237 

Mercy, 109 

Nehemiah, 106, 165 

Patience, 44 

Rachel, 167 

Serviah, 164 

Submit, 167 

Thomas, 45 

William, 92 

Zephaniah, 237 
Hatherly \ 

Hatherley j Timothy, 93, 95, 161, 200, 215-217 
Hatharly ) 

Hawes, Cyrus Alger, 51, 118, 120, 183 
Hawkes, Nathan Mortimer, 49, 249 
Hayden, Tamsen, 237 
Hayward, John, 68 
Heale, Giles, 231, 232 
Heard, William, 230 
Hewes, see Hughes 
Hicks -) 

Hicxf E P hraim > I 54» 216 
Heeks J 

Lydia, 154 

Margaret, 153 

Phebe, 154 

Robert, 25, 27, 28, 81, 153, 160, 200, 229 

Samuel, 154, 217 

Hill, Abraham, 101 

Edwin Allston, 54, 6o, 189, 190, 251 

Charles, 73 

Jane, 73 

Ruth, 73 
Hilton, William, 229 
Hinchman, mrs. Charles S., 56 
Hinckley, Mary G., no 

Thomas, 139 
Hinsdale, Hariette Maria, 253 
Hitchcock, Charles Wellman, 252 
Hoar, George F., 126 
Hobamak, 228 
Hodges, George, 248, 249 
Holbeck, William, 10 

Hannah, 44 

Lydia, 46 

Mary, 44, 233 

Priscilla. 46 

Thomas, 233 
Holden, Liberty Emery, 190, 250 
Hollis, Deborah, 108 

Samuel, 108 



Holloway, Mary, 45 
Ward, 45 

SouTmani Edward, 150, ,30 

John, 160 
Holmes ) in^„.„. _ 
Holms ^Eleazer,i 47 

Elisha, 147 

Elizabeth, 147 

Ephraim, 115 

John, 147, 220 

Jonathan, 115 

Levi, 115 

Lydia, 115 

Mercy, 147 

Nathaniel, 147 

Sarah, 147, 220 

William, 159, 161 
Holt, Henry Peter Renouf, 60, 189 
Hooke, John, 9, 12 
Hopkins ) nii 

Hobkins I ' 2 * 2 ' 2 «4 

Caleb, in, 112, 151 

Catharine, in 

Charles Augustus, 48 

Constance, 10, 14, 58, 59, 119-121, 124, 185, 
186, 188, 189 

Damaiis, 10, 1 18-120, 123, 152, 255 

Deborah, 151 

Elizabeth, 10, 127, 151 

Gyles, 10, 13, 16, 50-52, no, 112, 113, 119, 
120, 127, 151, 1S6, 188, 252-254 

Jessie Eastman, 254 

Joshua, in, 112 

Oceanus, 10 

Sherburne Gillette, 60, 189 

Stephen, 10, 13, 16, 50-52, 58, 59, 79, 89, 
110-112, 116, 118-121, 123-125, 127, 151, 
154, 160, 185, 186, 188, 189, 228, 250, 252, 
253-255 

Thomas Snell, 48, 60, 189 

William, in, 112, 220 
Horrel, Abigail, 248 

Mary, 247 
House, Anne, 107 

Bathsheba, 234 

David, 43, 44 

Elizabeth, 43, 44 

mrs. Henry Stuart, 252 

John, 107 

Mary, 45 

Samuel, 137 

Seth, 234 

Silence, 43 
Howard, Ebenezer, 222 

John, 222 
Howarth, mrs. John Bradshaw, 115, 118, 120 
Howell, Thomas, 213 
Howes I t ^ t t9t 

Hous \ >«». 181 

Abby Christina, 50 
Howland, Arthur, 216 

Charles Allen, 48 

Desire, 150 

Elizabeth, 16, 63, 127, 150, 221, 222 

Hannah, 224 

Henry, 81, 97, 98 

Henry E., 51, 122 

Henry R., 121 

Isaac, 220-224 

Jael, 223 

John, 9, 11, 14, 16, 50-53, 55, 57, 61, 63, 79, 
114, 116-123, 125, 127, 150, 182-186, 189,. 
190, 228, 250, 251, 253, 254 

Lydia, 219 

Nathan, 223 

Priscilla, 221 

Seth, 220 

Susanna, 223 

Walter Morton, 48, 57, 123, 253 
Hoyt, mrs. Eugene, 115 



268 



Index of Persons. 



Hubbard, Hervey N. P., 129 
Hudson, mrs. Ellen H., 191 
mrs. Elmer E., 119 

Nicholas, 35 
Huling, Ray Greene, 115, 120 
Hull, capt., 104 
Humphris, John, 238 

Mary, 238 
Hunt, Adam, 236 

Hannah, 236 
Huntington, , 101, 179, 181 

Christopher, 169 

Jabez, 179 

Mary, 169 

Hurst, , 218 

James, 82, 198 
Hutchins, Augustus L., 121 

Waldo, 51, 121 
Hutchinson, Elisha, 68, 69 

Hyde i 

Hide \ > io 3 

James Nevins, 57, 123 

William Waldo, 54 
Hyland, Ann, 44 

Benjamin, 46 

James, 43 

Mary, 43 

Sarah, 46 

Hands, John, 68 

jacsoTKaha m ,H3 

Deborah, 44 

Israel, 143 

Jere, 210 

Jonathan, 44 

Lydia, 143 

Margaret, 143 

Samuel, 143 

Sarah, 44, 143 

Seth, 143 
Jacob, Elisha, 166 

Hannah, 166, 233 

John, 166 

Lucy, 166 

Mary, 234 

Sarah, 234 
James, Edward C, 191 

Eunice, 238 

Hannah, 44, 233 

John, 233 

Lydia, 237 

Prudence, 235 

Rhoda, 238 

Thomas, 44 
Jayne, mrs. Henry La B., 123 
Jefferies, mrs. Richard S., 52 
Jenkins ) 

Jenkens > Abigail, 43 
Jinkins ) 

David, 46 

Edward, 43 

Elizabeth, 46 

Hannah, 235 

Martha, 47 

Mary, 46 

Rebecca, 46 

Samuel, 46 

Sarah, 44, no 

Thankful, 45 

Thomas, 44, 235 

fcSSrj — a—a 

John, 229 
Jenney 

Jenny \ Abigail, 153 
Jene 



Herbert, 48, 59, 123 



54 



Jenney 
Jenny 
Jene 
cont'd. 

John, 27, 29, 81, 153, 157 

Samuel, 153 

Sarah, 153 
Jewett, Stephen, 255 

William Parker, 186 
Johnson, Alvin Page, 184, 185 

mrs. Edward Lewis, 116 

Edward Morrill, 52 

mrs. Edward Morrill, 53 

Francis, 28 

general, 39 

James Bowen, 60, 253 

James Gibson, 54 

Jerome Fletcher, 124, 189 

Jones ) 

Joanes $ ' 5 

Betty, 166 

Charles Davies, 59 

Christopher, 231, 232 

David, 168 

Dearing, 235 

Deborah, 47 

Emma C. B., 59, 255 

Eunice, 168 

mrs. Frances Dearing, 59 

mrs. Fred Eugene, 184, 250 

Hannah, 235 

Joseph Davis, 114 

Mary, 109 

Mary Benson, 109 

Ralph, 5 

jordSi D ^,*37 
Lydia, 237 
Relief, 238 

jostniAnna,^ 

Patience, 167 

Thomas, 107, 167 
Joyce, Allston Porter, 184 

Mary, 131 

Karr, Mrs. William Wesley, 190 

Katerlan ") 

Katerlin I n 

Katterlan \ ' *°> 4 1 ' Io 3> '78, 242 

Katterland J 

Keep, Helen Elizabeth, 50 

Keim, mrs. de B. Randolph, 61, 189 

Keith, Ebenezer, 46 

Elijah Austin, 184 

Horace A., 118 

Marv, 46 

Wallace C, 119 

Kelbf J Edward Brinle y» 50, 183, 255 

Frederic Rogers, 52 

Joseph, 241, 242 
Kempton, , 160 

Ephraim, 147 

Julian, 153 

Manasseh, 29, 153, 157, 203 
Kendall, E. Otis, 56 
Kent, capt., 240 

David, 238 

Henry Thomas, 122, 187 

Louise Leonard, 122, 187 

Lydia, 238 

Mary Augusta, 56 
Kerr, Charles, 34 

Mark, 34 
Keyes, Rollin Arthur, 58 
King, Amariah, 145 

Hannah, 145 

John, 145 

Lydia, 107 

Rebecca, 43 
Knowles, Samuel, 112 



Index of Persons. 



269 



Knowlton, , 39 

Hosea M., 48 
Kountzc, mrs. Mary E., 191 

Lamb, ensign, 105 

{oseph, 168 
.ydia, 165 

Mary, 164 

Sarah, 166 
Lanckford, Richard, 83, 85, 86 
Lane, mrs. Daniel H., 48 
Langemore, John, 9 

Lanman, , 41 

Lapham j 

Laphum ) ' 

Content, no 

David, 43 

Elisha, 167 

Elizabeth, 167 

Joshua, 108 

Mary, 108 

Rebecca, 43 
Latham, Anna Morton, 116, 120 

Chilton, 67 

John, 105 

Susanna, 66, 67 

William, 9, n, 153, 200 
Laurence, Miner, 101 
Lawrie, mrs. William, 48, 248, 255 
La2ell, Elizabeth, 207 

Hannah, 207 

James Draper, 249, 250 

John, 207 

Joshua, 207 

Mary, 207 

Sarah, 207 

Theodore Studley, 249, 250 

Thomas, 207 
Leach, Anna, 177 

Elizabeth, 177 

Giles, 177 

John, 177 

Josiah Granville, 56 

mrs. Josiah Granville, 57 

Micah, 177 
Lee, , 180, 243 

Edward Clinton, 56 

Lefingwell, , 102 

Lehmer, mrs. James Dunn, 60 

u! s s£\ Edw * Td ' 10 > 16 ' 79 

Leonard, Gardner C, 191 

George H., 119 
Lewis, , 242 

mrs. John Frederick, 56, 191 
Lilius, Aloysius, 19 

i£±j ***."« 

Abigail, 109 

Anna, 235 

Benjamin, 114 

Deborah, 167, 237 

Hannah, 166 

Isaac, 46, 109 

Jacob, 44 

Jael, 46 

Joshua, 106, 235 

Mary, 44, 166, 234 

Mercy, 106 

Mordecai, 166 

Solomon, 237 
Linsey, Martha, 106 
Lippincott, Craige, 57 

Jay Bucknell, 122, i23,"i87 

Josephine, 57, 123, 191 
Liscom, Nehemiah, 164 

Rachel, 164 
Litchfield, Abigail, 166 

Bathsheba, 44 



Litchfield i t, • , 
cont'd. \ Desire > * 6 

Eleazer, 46 

Fear, 45 

Isaac, 46 

James, 44 

Josiah, 44, 166 

Judith, 46 

Lothrop, 235 

Lydia, 46 

Nicholas, 45 

Priscilla, 46 

Remember, 167 

Rhoda, 235 

Ruth, 44, 45 

Samuel, 45, 46 

Sarah, 45, 109 

Susanna, 44, 46 
Little, Amos Rogers, 56 

Ann, 99 

David, 45 

Deborah, 45 

Elizabeth, 45 

Mary, 46 

Mercy, 46 

Thomas, 98, 99 

Livingston ) 

Levingston ) ' 2 ** 

Lobdell, Isaac, 144 

Martha, 144 

Samuel, 144 

Sarah, 144 
Lock, Maria, 108 

Scipio, 108 
Lombard, Josiah Lewis, 58 
London, bishop of, ^26 
Long, Robert, 229 
Longstreet, mrs. Cornelius T., 52 
Longworth, mrs. Nicholas, 59, 60 
Lord, , 42, 245 

mrs. Elizabeth Watson Russell, 59 
Loring, Alice (Cushing), 35 

Caleb, 245 

Ignatius, 245 

mrs. Lindsley, 183 

Lydia, 128 

Mary, 245 

Sarah, 245 

Solomon, 35 
Lothrop, , 180 

John Parker, 253 

Joseph, 112, 113 

John, 247 

Joseph, 106 

Lydia, 247 
Lucas ) 

Lukas j Barnabas 
Lucos ) 

John, 206 

Joseph, 177, 206 

Patience, 206 

Persis, 177 

Samuel, 206 

William, 206 
Lucy, Charles, 114 
Luetchford, Alma, 255 

mrs. Arthur, 255 
Lunt, Cornelia Gray, 59 

mrs. William Wallace, 
Lyde, Edward, 240 

Susanna (Corwin), 240 
Lyman, colonel, 243 

general, 241 

Mack, sergt., 182, 240, 241, 244 
Magoon, Aaron, 235. 

Mary, 235 
Man, Ensign, 109 

Ruth, 46 



106 



! 77 



■49 



270 



Index of Persons. 



^JT.bitha.iog 

Thomas, 46 
Manchester, William C, 49 
Mansel, John, 47 

Leah, 47 
Manson, Thomas Lincoln, 121 
Margeson, Edmund, 10, 15, 79 
Marsa, capt., 181 
Marsh, Carlie Emeline, 190 

mgr., 242 

William Lowrey, 48, 60 
Martin, Christopher, 9, 13, 79, 87 

mrs. Medad Chattman, 124 

Ml7sU GeoigeCham » lin > 122 

John, 2 

Samuel, 104 
Massasoit, 88, 89 
Masterson, Nathaniel, 134-136 
Mastick, mrs. Seabury Cone, 52 
Maverick, Remember, 16, 126 

JJ^ J Edward, 246 

Elizabeth, 246 

Israel, 246 

Mercy, 246 

Moses, 246 

Sarah, 246 
Mayhew, Matthew Allen, 113 
Maynor, , 38 

John, 178 

Lemuel, 238 

Samuel, 139 
McCobb, Lois D., 117 
McComb, mrs. William E., 53 
McConnell, mrs. Benton, 122 
McNeely, Mrs. Robert Knox, 57 
Meech, Hezekiah, 105 
Meeds, Hester, 224 

Josiah, 224 
Meeks } 

Mekes > Daniel, 174 
Mecks ) 

Elizabeth, 174 

Jonathan, 174 
Meigs, mrs. Titus B., 191 
Melius, Abigail, 109 

Merricke | mrs ' Fre d eri <* Laforest, 58 
William, 135, 136 

JS£ !«■*.« 

David, 108, 233 
Deborah, 44 
Elisha, 46 
Elizabeth, 46 
Hannah, 43, 45, 108 
James, 46 
John, 43 
Jonathan, 43, 46 
Mary, 45, 47 
Mehitable, 43 
Penelope, 46 
Priscilla, 46 
Sarah, 46, 233 
Metcalf, William Park, 60, 189, 190 

BiSSEii «'*■»'. «'.«■«»■" 

Sarah, 66, 67 
Miller, Elihu Spencer, 56 

John, 220 

Lydia, 220 

William E., 53 
Mills, William Stowell, 249, 251 

Miner J Laure nce Waterman, 54 

ensign, 244 
Minter, Desire, 9, n 
Minton, Henry Brewster, 51 



Mitchell 1 

Michell [ Experience, 81, 97, 98, 149, 214,229 

Michaell ) 

Mix, capt., io2, 179 

Reuben, 180 

Rufus, 39 

Seth, 40 
Mixter, Samuel Jason, 48 

mrs. William, 49 
More, , 9 

Ellen, 9 

Jasper, 9, n, 87 

Richard, 9, 12, 16, 150 
Morey, Sarah, 44 

Susanna, 44 
Morgan, Benet, 229 

Henry Augustus, 54 

mrs. James L., 122 

Josh., 105 
Morison, mrs. John Holmes, 49 
Morris, John E., 54 

Seymour, 58 

mrs. Seymour, 57 

Mora I Annie Conant » "7, 185 

mrs. Gardner, 252 

Hannah, 247 

Lemuel Foster, 117, 185 

Mary E., 255 

William, 247 
Morton, Deborah, 209 

Ebenezer, 147, 209 

Ephraim, 147, 153 

George, 47, 229 

Hannah, 147, 209 

Henry, 145 

Joanna, 209 

John, 147, 153, 209 

Joseph, 147 

Josiah, 144 

Marcus, 48 

Mary, 209 

Nathaniel, 77, 133, 134, 153, 157, 214 

Patience, 153 

Persis, 209 

Phebe, 209 

Sarah, 47, 153 

Susanna, 144, 145 

Thomas, 150, 229 
Moseley, mrs. Frank, 51, 114, 118, 120 
Moses, mrs. James, 125 

John, 64 
Mott, Anna, 238 

Grace, 43 
Mower, mrs. Earl A., 185 
Mullin, Arthur, 107 

Mary, 107 
Mullins 1 
Mullines | 

Mullens } Alice, 9, 63, 125-127, 183, 231, 232 
Mollines | 
Molines J 

Joseph, 9, 231, 232 

Priscilla, 9, 13, 15, 125, 163, 231, 232 

William, 9, 13, 15, 63, 79, 88, 125-127, 163, 
183, 230-232 
Munro, Benjamin, 115 

Wilfred Harold, 250 
Murdoch, mrs. Florence Carlisle, 59 
Murdock ) Tomoc . „„- 
Mordow ^ James, 146 

John, 146 

Jonathan, 146 

Lydia, 146 

Robert, 146 

Thomas, 146 
Murphy ") 
Murphey I _,„ 

Murfa r ' 2 * 2 

Murfie J 

Margaret, 45 



Index of Persons. 



271 



Murphy 'I 

Murphey | 

Murfa y Martha, 52 

Murfie 

cont'd. J 

Mary. 235 

Virginia Hulburt, 52 
Musick, Hendrick, 244 

Nash, , 242 

Arthur Irving, n6, 249 

David, 46 

Deborah, 44 

Francis Otis, 184 

Hannah, 43, 44 

Herbert, 183 

James, 109 

John, 43 

Joseph, 44, 109 

Nathaniel Cushing, 183, 190 

Penelope, 46 

Sarah, 109 

Thankful, 109 
Neal, Anne, 107 

James, 106 

Jane, 106 

Mary, 108 
Nelson, Joanna, 210 

{ohn, 210, 221 
,ydia, 210 

Mehitable, 141, 220 

Patience, 210 

Samuel, 210, 221 

Sarah, 210 
Nevers, mrs. Edward, 58 
Newcomb, George Whitefield, 58 
Newland, Jabez, 178, 247 

Rebecca, 178, 247 

Sarah, 247 
Newman, Samuel, 97 
Newport, mrs. Reice Marshall, 53, 191 
Newton, Charles Humphreys, 253 

Clara Chipman, 59 

Ellen, 229 

Ellen Huldah, 59 

S££ !»■*-"•*•»■ 

Ichabod, 89 

John Taylor Gilman, 89 

Leah, 43 

lieut., 242 

Willard Atherton, 89 
Nickolson, Lydia, 237 
Nicola, mrs. C. A., 191 
Nicolas, Austin, 229 

Noble, , 101 

Nord-, , corporal, 241 

Northey, Eleanor, 44] 

Joseph, 44 
Norton, Edward Loudon, 51, 121 

mrs. Edward Loudon, 121 
Noyes, David William, 184 

James Atkins, 48,49, 183, 255 
Numa, emperor, 17 

Oakes, Elizabeth, 36 

Olcutt, , 181 

Oldham ) 

Oldam \ , 230 

Ouldom ) 

Lucretia, 8 
Olin, William M., 49 
Orcutt, Margaret, 47 

Thankful, 45 

Thomas, 45, 47 
Orr, Arthur, 58, 59, 191 
Otis, Abigail, 44 

Elizabeth, 45 

Ephraim, 108 

Job, 43 

Joseph, 45, 46 



2&* I ««*.«« 

Noah, 235 
Phebe, 235 
Ruth, 106 
Sarah, 46 
Thankful, 43 
Owen, mrs. Frank K., 114 

Pabodie, Elizabeth, 163 

Hannah, 163 

John, 163 

Lydia, 163 

Martha, 163 

Mary, 163 

Mercy, 163 

Priscilla, 163 

Rebecca, 163 

Ruth, 163 

Sarah, 163 

William, 163 
Packer, Ichabod, 40 
Paddy, William, 215-219 
Page, mrs. Washburn Eddy, 116 
Paget, mrs. Almeric, 121, 191 
Paine, Cyrus Fay, 186 

William, 66 

?£2,j **•»••* 

Bathsheba, 107 

David, 38 

Experience, 168 

Frances, 151, 230 

Jane, 107 

Joseph, 107 

lieut., 105 

Mary, 238 

Nehemiah, 236 

Ruth, 43 

Samuel, 107 

William, 81, 151, 159, 229, 230 
Parker, Frederick Sheldon, 52, 191 

Frederick Wesley, 36, 48, 125 

Mary, 236 

William, 236 

William Newton, 187 
Parkinson, mrs. George B., 249 
Parks, mrs. John Henry, 250 
Parrish, Bethiah, 195 

William, 195 
Parsons, Charles L., 118 

mrs. John W., 249 

Ralph, 96, 97 

Peaks, Hannah, 43 

Israel, 45 

Leah, 46 

Lydia, 45 

Priscilla, 46 

Rachel, 46 

Sarah, 43 

William, 46 
Peame, Mary, 8 
Pearmain, Sumner B., 125 
Pearson, mrs. Edward Joseph, 122 
Pease, mrs. Ella G. S., 34, 36, 117 
Peck, mrs. James S., 49 

lieut., 102, 179 

sergt., 102, 103, 179 
Peirce ) 

Pierce [ , 109, 200, 230 

Perce ) 

Abraham, 141, 150 

Bathsheba, 44 

mrs. George Hartwell, 249, 250 

James Oscar, 61 

Jemima, 235 

Jeremiah, 44 



272 



Index of Persons. 



Peirce 1 

Perce* \ mrs ' J onathan F -> 49 
cont'd. J 

Martha, 45 

Mary, 46 

Mercy, 109 

Rebecca, 141 

Seth, 235 
Perry, Abigail, 164 

Betty, 165 

Elizabeth, 107, 165 

Keziah, 44 

Lydia, 167 

Rhoda, 235 

Ruxby, 166 

Samuel, 107 

Sarah, 45 

William, 167 

Zillah, 167 
Pelham, Herbert, 240 
Pelton, — -, 178 
Perm, Christian, 229 

Percy, mrs. George Washington, 115, 120, 185 
Perkins, William, 191 
Peterson, Mary Louisa, 61 

Phelps, , 242 

Philbrick, Harry C, 119, 185 
Phillips, Amos, 115 

Priscilla, 115 

SB? }**-.*. 

Hannah, 170 

John, 8, 170, 226 

Ruth, 73, 170 
Pickles, Margaret, 106 

Nathan, 106 
Pincin, Abner, 236 

Agatha, 107 

Hannah, 236 

John, 235 

Judith, 235 

Thomas, 107 
Pitcher, Ezra, 44 

Lydia, 108 

Nathaniel, 43 

Zeruah, 44 
Pitkin, , 181 

mrs. Charles L., 48 
Pitt, William, 229 
Plais, Nathan, 41 
Plimpton, Henry Richardson, 117 

mrs. Henry Richardson, 117, 121 
Pollard, Mary, 67 
Polle, Joseph, 233 
Pomeroy, mrs. Christine King, 187 
Pond, Virgil C, 51, 119 

Pontus, , 160 

Pope, Thomas, 132, 133 

Porter, mrs. Burr, 48, 49, 125, 191 

mrs. Hobart H., 121 

Poverty, , 178 

Powers, , 101 

Bethiah, 43 

Nicholas, 43 

Pr?" | Bena J ah > x 75, 212 
Benjamin, 248 
Charles H., 58 
Ebenezer, 212 
Edith F., 118 
E. Leora, 118 
Franklin S., 58 
Hannah, 44 
Joanna, 212 
John, 175, 212 
Jonathan, 44 
Joshua, 83, 149, 159, 230 
Margaret, 212, 248 
Mehitable, 212 
Patience, 212 



Pratt ) 

Prat J Phineas, 149, 198, 230 

cont'd. ) 

Samuel, 212 

Thomas, 212 
Prence, Patience, 151 

Rebecca, 27, 151 

Thomas, 25, 27, 28, 31, 150, 153, 200, 215,. 
216, 229 
Preston, mrs. Carl Weber, 58, 123 
Pride, , 40, 41, 104, 181, 243-245 

Harbud, 41 

John, 180 

Jonathan, 39 

P., 241 
Priest | Degory, 10, 15, 51, 56, 79, 87, 119-121, 
Preist \ 125, 127, 251 

Mary, 149 

Sarah, 149 
Prince, see also Prence 

, 12 

Abiel, 35 

Ammi, 35, 36 

Benjamin, 35 

Cushing, 35, 36 

David, 35, 36 

Else, 35, 36 

Hannah, 34-36 

Paul, 34-36 

Pyam, 35, 36 

Rachel, 35, 36 

Ruth, 35, 36 

Sarah, 35, 36 

Thomas, 35, 36 
Proctor, Thomas Redfield, 186 
Prouty, Deborah, 235 

Edward, 107 

Elizabeth, 107 

Eunice, 107 

Hannah, 108 

Jemima, 107 

Lettice, 164 

Mary, 46 

Nehemiah, 164 

Sarah, 237 

Simeon, 237 

William, 107 
Prower, Solomon, 9, 87 
Puffer, mrs. Dexter R., 114, 118, 119 

Punderson, , 38 

Purmort, mrs. Henry C, 123, 190, 252 
Putnam, mrs. Earl Bill, 57 

mrs. Joseph Robie, 187, 188 

Quaintaince, mrs. John, 55 
Quincy Charles Frederick, 58 

mrs George H., 36, 118 

Mary Perkins, 50 
Quinton, mrs. Amelia Stone, 191 

SS£2 !*>«*>.«< 

John, 95 

Joseph, 64 

Sarah, 64 

Thomas, 64 
Rand, James, 229 
Randall, Deborah, 237 

Ezra, 164 

Lucy, 166 

Margaret, 164 

Mary, 43 

Nehemiah, 236 

Rebecca, 236 

Ruth, 108 

Zipporah, 236 
Ransom, Abigail, 211 

Ann, 211 

Ebenezer, 211 

Lydia, 211 



Index of Persons, 



273 



538T !■■**- 

Robert, 211 
Rattlife, Robert, 230 
Rawlings, Mary, 236 

Thomas, 236 
Rawson, mrs. Frances Delphine, 59, 60 
Ray, mrs. Charles H., 252 

SS^ 4 !■—»'.■♦' 

Francis Henry, 115 

mrs. Henry Emmons, 48, 114, 183 

Mercy, 247 
Reed, , 243 

Esther, 192 

James, 223 

Susanna, 223 

William, 223 

mrs. William Edmond, 55 
Register, mrs. Henry Carney, 122, 187 
Remich, Daniel Clark, 50 
Remick, mrs. John Anthony, 48 
Renolds, Benjamin, 224 

Electious, 224 

Mary, 224 
Requesens, duke of, 21 
Reyner, John, 96, 97, 214, 215 
Rhodes, Elizabeth McKean, 57 

James Mauran, 56 
Rice, mrs. John M., 119 
Richards, Benjamin, 41 

Hannah, 168 

Jeremiah, 125 

John, 99, 101 

Lydia, 173 

Mehitable, 173 

William, 93-05, 157, 160, 173 
Richardson, Thomas Francis, 183 

William Minard, 48 
Richmond, Elizabeth, 168 

John, 128, 192 
oshua, 168 
oshua Bailey, 114, 128 

S?i Esther. I44 

James, 144 
John, 144 
Judith, 246 
Hannah, 211 
Henry, 177 
Margaret, 248 
Mary, 14^ 
Mercy, 144, 177 
Rebecca, 177, 211 
Samuel, 177, 211 
Tabitha, 247 
Rider, see also Ryder 
Abigail, 211 
Benjamin, 210 
Elizabeth, 210 
Hannah, 210 
Jo., 142 
Joseph, 210 
Josiah, 211 
Lydia, 210 
Mary, 210 
Samuel, 210 
Sarah, 210 
William, 210 

John, 10, 14, 79 
Ring, Andrew, 28-31, 207, 208, 215 
Deborah, 208 
Eleazer, 207 
Elkanah, 208 
Jonathan, 208 
Marv, 28, 29, 31, 207, 208 
Phebe, 208 
Samuel, 208 
Susanna, 208, 246 



Ripley, Hannah, 114 

James Huntington, 116 

Joshua, 114 

Mary, 247 
Rite, see Wright 
Rivers, Mary, 255 
Robbins ) 

Robens > , 243 

Roben ) 

Chandler, 191 

Elizabeth, 246 

Hannah, 247 

H. L., 191 

Jeduthan, 173 

John, 101, 242, 246 

Isaac, 138 

John, 113, 189 

Mary L., 60 

Nathaniel Emmons, 60, 189 

mrs. Nelson D., 55 

Sarah E., 252 

Silence, 94, 95 

Thomas, 93-95 
Rockefeller, John D., 251 
Rockwell, Elisha, 40, 179 

525. I *«■"■.»*»»■ 

John, 49, 64, 128, 161 

Joseph, 10, 14, 16, 52, 119, 123, 127, 153, 
228, 230 

Joshua, 43 

Lydia, 236 

Mary, 44 

Mehitable, 43 

Submit, 167 

Thomas, 10, 14, 52, 64, 79, 118, 119, 121, 123, 
125, 127, 128, 167, 187, 188, 190, 249 

William Flint, 116 

Winfred Hervey, 50, 120 
Romulus, 17 
Rosbotham, Joseph, 115 
Rose, Elizabeth, 237 

Faith, 106 

Thomas, 106 
Rossiter / M WM 

Rossater | ' *°> io 5 

Roth, , 38 

Rowly j g 

Rowley \ ' 8l 

H. Curtis, 190 
Rudd, , 38-42, 101-105, 179-181 

Jonathan, 102 

Lurene, 38 
Ruggles, Grace, 164 

Sarah, 236 

RuSel'iA^ail.44 

adjutant, 102 

Joshua, 107 

Silence, 107 
Ryder, see also Rider 

mrs. Godfrey, 249, 250 

Sabin, mrs. Charles Dwight, 186 
Sage, mrs. Russell, 121 
Salisbury, Edward E., 54 

mrs. Edward E., 54 
Saltonstall, , 227 

major, 100 
Samoset, 88 

laSpson! Abigail, , 4 8 
Barnabas, 248 
Elizabeth, 178, 247 
Ephraim, 248 
Experience, 248 
George, 178 

Henry, 10, 14, 16, 125, 127, 137, 150, 162, 
188 



274 



Index of Persons. 



Samson ) 

Sampson > Joanna, 245 

■confd. ) 

Joseph, 177 

Josiah, 177 

Maria, 108 

Priscilla, 247 

William, 245 

Zeruiah, 245 
Sargent, mrs. Dudley A., 49 

John Smith, 57 
Savery, Mary, 64 
Saville, Caleb Mills, 117 

mrs. Caleb Mills, 117, 185 

George Washington Webb, 117 
Sawyer, mrs. Charles Bailey, 188 
Schoff, Wilfred Harvey, 57 
Seabury, Benjamin, 45 

Frederick C, 121 

Rebecca, 45 
Sears, Joseph Henry, 249 
Seaver, James Edward, 116 
Sedgwick J mMtt 

Seg|eck $ ' 243 

Sewall, Samuel, 114. 
Seward, mrs. William H., 53 

fczri— •* 

Shaw ) 

Shawe > David, 176 

Shau ) 

Elizabeth, 176 

Elkanah, 247 

Harriet Arline, 117, 121 

Henry S., 118 

John, 151, 200 

Jonathan, 176, 177 

Joseph, 93-95 

Mary, 246 

Mehitable, 177, 247 

Moses, 246 

Nathaniel A., 120 

Thomas, 138 

Zilpha Bradford, 191 

Shelden, , 242 

Shepard, mrs. James Erving, 50, 1 
Shreeve, Martha, 215 

Thomas, 214, 215 
Shuntup, Henry, 101 
Shurt, Abr., 200 
Shurtleff } 



Simmons 
Simons 



Symons f Abi S ai1 ' io 9 



Barnabas, 209 



Shurtlef 

Shirtlef 

Shirtlif J 
Elizabeth, 209 
Ichabod, 209 
Jabez, 209 
John, 209, 247 
Mary, 209 
Sarah, 209, 247 
Susanna, 209 
Thomas, 209 
William, 209 

Desire, 36 
Elisha, 107, 164 
Elizabeth, 43 
Eunice, 107 
Faith, 106 
Grace, 164 
Israel, 237 
James, 234 
Lot, 166 
Lurana, 235 
Lydia, 166 
Margaret, 237 
Olive, 108 
Relief, 238 
Thomas, 238 



Simonson 

Benjamin, 237 

Jihiel, 234 

Leah, 47, 235 

Moses, 149, 229 

Peleg, 109 

Rachel, 47 

Rhoda, 234 

Ruth, 109 

Sarah, 237 

Thomas, 26 
Sirkman, Henry, 63 
Skerry, Harry Weed, 52 
Skinner, William Converse, 55 

mrs. William Converse, 55 
Slap, capt., 241-244 
Slaughter, mrs. William Dennis, 61 
Sloan, Robert Sage, 121 
Slocum, Grace Woods, 116, 120 

Joseph Jermain, 51 
Smith, , 136, 160, 200, 243 

Ellen H., 60 

Ephraim, 105 

Frank Birge, 60, 189 

mrs. Frank Sherman, 124 

Guilford, 191 

mrs. Guilford, 191 

mrs. Henry Martyn, 116 

mrs. H. H. H. Crapo, 188 

Marianna Page, 250 

Mary, 136, 193 

mrs. Mary Reed, 191 

mrs. Mehitable Parker, 182 

Nathan Holt, 55 

Ralph, 136 

mrs. Samuel F., 49 

Susan Augusta, 174 

Susanna, 194 
Snow, Constance, 16, 127, 151 

mrs. Daniel Kimball, 116, 120 

Isaac Burrows, 58, 188 

Mark, 113 

Nicholas, 151, 230 
Soper, Anna, 46 

John, 46 

Mary, 108 

Oliver, 49 

Sarah, 106 
Sosigenes, 18 
Soule ] 

w4 Abigaa ' x6s 

Sole J 

Abner, 49 

Benjamin, 176 

George, 9, 12, 16, 57, 64, 79, 117-119, 122, 
125, 127, 152, 183, 184, 187, 188, 190, 214, 
228, 250 

Hannah, 176 

Horace Homer, 48 

John, 219, 220, 245 

Martha, 220 

Mary, 152, 214 

Patience, 219 

Rachel, 256 

Rebecca, 245 

Zachariah, 152 

Zeruah, 183 
Southworth, Anna, 167 

Constant, 142 

Desire, 142 

Ichabod, 142 

Mary, 142 

Nathaniel, 142 

Rebecca, 45 

Sarah, 36 

Thomas, 167 
Sparhawke, Hannah, 234 



Index of Persons. 



275 



Sparrow, Jonathan, 112, 113 

Richard, 86, 157, 199 
Speck, mrs. Henry Joseph, 251 
Spicer, , 37, 41 

John, 178 
Spooner, Thomas, 210 
Sprague ) 

Sprage > Amos, 237 
Spragge ) 

Anna, 151 

Asher, 234 

Desire, 237 

Elizabeth, 107 

Francis, 82, 151, 161, 229 

Frank William, 49, 54 

Lusanna, 234 

Mercy, 151 

Samuel, 131 

Spur, , 101 

Squanto, , 88, 89 

Squire, Mary, 220 
Standish, Alexander, 150 

Barbara, 149, 230 

Charles, 150 

James Myles, 48 

John, 150 

Moses, 128 

Myles, 9, 12, 13, 16, 26, 48, 50, 52, 58, 59, 
79, 87-89, 96, 98, 115-119, 125, 127, 136, 
149, 158, 162, 185, 216, 228, 248-251 

Rose, 9, 88 

Sarah, 247 
Standly, Deborah, 108 

Jabez, 108, 234 

Mary, 234 

Stanton, , 243 

Staples, Joshua, 44 

Mary, 44 
Stark, William Molthrop, 54 
Starkweather, Woodberry, 40 
Starr, Hannah Brewster, 224, 226 

Samuel, 225, 226 
Statie, Hugh, 229 
Stearns, John Goddard, 115 
Stedman, Isaac, 93 

IS* !*•*•«. 43 

Frederick Morgan, 57, 59 
Stephenson, mrs. Augustus J., 186 
Sterling, Edith Warren, 186 

Eleanor Augusta, 186 
Stetson \ 

Stutson > Bathsheba, 167 
Studson ) 

Benjamin, 165, 234 

Bethiah, 43 

Caleb, 115 

Caleb Rochford, 61, 190 

Deborah, 44, no 

Elizabeth, 164, 165, 238 

Eunice, 46 

Experience, 168 

George, 46 

George Rochford, 124, 189 

mrs. George Rochford, 60, 189, 190 

Gideon, 108, 165 

Hannah, 236 

Job, 46 

John, 43, 167 

Jonah, 164 

Leah, 106 

Lydia, 108, 236 

Margaret, 106 

Martha, 106, 166 

Mary, 45, 46, no, 234 

Mercy, 234 

Nathaniel, 45 

Relief, 43 

Rhoda, 234 

Stephen, 168 

William, 234 



Stetson 

cont'd. 

lteven S ( Ben i amin Franklin, 48, 114 

George Holley, 116 

John, 109 

Judith, 172 

mrs. Solon W., 51 
Steward, James, 229 
Stewert, William, 104 
Stimson, mrs. Daniel M., 121 

ISffigf! Abigail, ,o 9 

Anna, 107 

Benjamin, 106 

David, 108 

Deborah, 108 

James, 167 

Martha, 167 

Mary, 109 

Michael, 109 

Ruth, 106 

Samuel, 45 

Sarah, 45 

William Mauran, 49 

Stoddard, , 40, 41, 103, 104, ioq, 

180 

Benjamin, 109 

Mary, 108 

Ruth, 109 

Samuel, 103 
Stodder, Desire, 237 

Hezekiah, 237 

Isaiah, 165 

Judith, 238 

Lydia, 46, 237 

Mary, 165 

Sarah, 43 

Tabitha, 43 
Stone, mrs. Martha B., 191 

Ralph, 117 
Story, , 37 

Elias, 9 

Ezekiel, 37 

Jonathan, 37 
Stran, mrs. Charles T., 117 

Strange, , 217, 218 

Strong, , 101, 242 

mrs. Theron George, 186 

William Ripley, 121 

i;ud.y y l Abi ^'- 166 

Deborah, 44 

Eliab, 43 

John, 109 

Mary, 43, 45, 109 

Sarah, 45 

Susanna, 45 

Sturtevant ) n j. 

Stirtevant i Cornehus > *7> 

Elizabeth, 177 

Hannah, 145 

John, 145 

Mary, 247 

Silas, 177 
Sutton, Abigail, 45 

Elizabeth, 44 

Margaret, 47 
Sweet, Benjamin Delano, 49, n8, 191 
Sweetser, J. B., 35 

Prince, 36 

Salathiel, 36 

William, 36 
Swift, Abiah, 212 

Catharine, 166 

Phineas, 212 

Jedidah, 212 

Rebecca, 212 

Simeon, 166 



276 



hidex of Persons. 



Sylvester, see Silvester 

Talbot, Archie Lee, 51, 251 

Talent, , 241 

Talmadge, Henry, 191 

Tappin, , 66, 67 

Taylor ) 

Tayler \ David, 43 

Tailer J 

Elizabeth, 43 

George W., 53 

John, 89, 90 

Lettice, 164 

Martha, 166 

Rebecca, 90 

Seth, 166 

William, 65, 67, 68, 90 

Joseph, 90 

Rebecca, 90 
Tench, William, 229 
Terry, Charles Appleton, 186 

John Taylor, 51 

Mary Elizabeth, 61 

Roderick, 51, 121 

Wyllys, 121 
Thacher, Thomas, 67 
Thomas ) 

Tomas > Abigail, 235 
Tommas ) 

Benjamin, 235 

Daniel, 167 

David, 116, 120, 221 

Edward, 221 

Elizabeth, 246 

Frank R., 49 

Israel, 115 

Simes, 115 
:remiah, 219 
>anna, 223 
)hn, 179 
mathan, 221 
ydia, 219 

Nathaniel, 129, 131 

Ruth, 109 

Sarah, 167, 220 

William, 219, 223 
Thomson ) 

Thompson > Benjamin F., 225 
Tomson ) 

mrs. David, 52 

Edward, 10, 86 

Ephraim, 221 

Hannah, 225, 227 

John, 192, 221, 223-227 

Josiah, 119 

Mary, 221 

mrs. Sherwood Stratton, 252 

William, 225 
Thorp, Alexander, 43 

Alice, 158 

Elizabeth, 43 

John, 158, 160 
Thrift, Mary, 234 
Tilden, Abigail, 235 

Benjamin, 44 

Grace, 44, 107 

Lettice, 43 

Mary, 43 

Ruth, 44 

Sarah, 45 

Thomas, 43, 230, 235 

Edith May, 250 
Edward, 10, 14, 79 
Elizabeth, 10, n, 14 
John, 10, n, 14, 63, 79, 127 
Tilson, Ruth, 246 



Ebenezer, 221 



Tinkham ] 

Tincom | 

Tinkom 

Tinckum 

Tinkcum 

Tinkcom 

Ephraim, 64, 221-223 

Isaac, 222 

Jeremiah, 221 

John, 221 

Martha, 220 

Peter, 221 

Samuel, 223 
Tinker, Thomas, 10, 14, 79 
Tisdale ) f . , 
Tisdall J J° hn ' 6 

Toby 5 " i Frank Bassett « 59 

Jane, 107 
Tocomawas, Abraham, 178 
Tolman } -o^,- , a 
Tollman \ Bethiah ' 2 3 8 

Elizabeth, 108 

Hannah, 166 

Joseph, 45, 238 

Mary, 45 

Mercy, 235 
Tompkins, Hamilton B., 121 
Torrey, Belle M„ 191 

Caleb, 45 

James, 93, 134 

Keziah, 165 

Mary, 45 
Totman, Mary, 166 

Sarah, 238 

Thomas, 238 
Tower, Charlemagne, 56 

Deborah, 108 

Hannah, 167 

Jemima, 107 

mrs. Levi, 249 

Samuel, 167 
Tracy 
Tracie 

ensign, 242, 245 

Jedediah, 105 

Jeremiah, 178 

John, 40 

Jonathan, 38 

Nathan, 105 

Rebecca, 153 

Samuel, 102, 105 

Sarah, 153 

serge., 37 

Stephen, 153, 159, 230 

Thomas, 38 

Tryphosa, 153 
Treat { 
Treet ) 

Dorothy, 194 
Tremere, Deborah, 108 
Trevore, William, n 

Troop, , 42 

Tubbs, Bethiah, 45 

Morris, 45 
Turner, , 109 

Abiel, 235 

Abiezer, 43 

Abigail, 109, 234, 235 

Amos, 44 

Bethiah, 238 

Catharine, 166 

Deborah, 167 

Elisha, 234, 235 

Elizabeth, 165 

Eunice, 238 

Ezekiel, 108, 235 

Fear, 45 

Frederic Alonzo, 63 

George C, 106, 164, 192 

Grace, 43, 44, 107 



37, 105 



40 



Index of Persons. 



277 



2S? I *-*-«« 

James, 107, 167 

Jemima, 235 

Jesse, 107 

John, 3, 8, 10, is, 35, 79, i9 2 

Jonathan, 109 

Joshua, 238 

Leah, 235 

Lettice, 43 

Lurana, 235 

Lydia, 46, 167 

Mary, 45, 107, 192 

Mehitable, 44 

Mercy, 234 

Priscilla, 46, 164 

Prudence, 235 

Rachel, 108 

Richard, 108 

Ruth, 35, 108 

Sarah, 109 

Seth, 44 

Thomas, 107 
Tuttle, mrs. Elias A., 51 
Tyler, Edward Royall, 51 

Henry Whitney, 251 

mrs. John, 115 

Zebu Ion, 38 
Tyng, Edward, 68 

Underhill, mrs. Charles William, 117, 185 

Vandwozer \ 

Vondwozer \ ' 244 ' 24a 

Van Dyke, Harry Weston, 60, 189, 190 

Varney, Carolyn S., 117 

Vaughan, Daniel, 224 

Ebenezer, 223 

Elisha, 221 

Elizabeth, 223 

George, 223 

Hannah, 223 

Jabez, 221 

Joseph, 219, 221, 223 
Viall, mrs. Christopher Colson, 55 
Vilas, Anne Ashmun, 254 

Percival Madden, 254 
Vinal, Deborah, 46 

Desire, 165 

Elizabeth, 45 

Ezekiel, 43 

Hannah, 43 

Ignatius, 167 

Israel, 166 

Issacher, 46 

Jacob, 46 

John, 44 

Joseph, 47 

Lydia, 46 

Martha, 47 

Mary, 46, 237 

Mercy, 166 

Nicholas, 165 

Patience, 167 

Priscilla, 46 

Sarah, 43, 44, 168 

Stephen, 43 

Tabitha, 43, 109 
Vining, Mark Lyman, 249 
Vinton, Charles Harrod, 56 
Vollmer, mrs. Henry, 51 

Wade, Elizabeth, 45 
Hannah, 43 
Jacob, 45 
Joseph, 108 
Nathaniel, 43 
Rachel, 108 
Sarah, 46 



160, 208 



Wadham i rnT mMm 

Woddam 5 > IOI > 242 

Wadley, mrs. Dole, 184 
Wadsworth, Abiah, 115 

Christopher, 203 
Walker, mrs. George Hiram, 184 

Sarah, 256 
Wallen, Joyce, 24, 153 

Ralph, 153, 230 

Waller, , 241 

Walworth ) Q 

Wolworth ," ' l8 ° 

Samuel, 179, 180 

Thomas, 105 
Ward, , 218 

capt., 241 

mrs. George Arthur, 116, 120 
Warner, mrs. Charles H., 253 

Lucien Calvin, 52 

Alse, 208 

Anna, 152 

Charles Elliot, 52 

Edward, 208 

Elizabeth, 30, 152, 157, 

George Herbert, 121 

Henry Herbert, 121 

Hope, 208 

Jabez, 128 

James, 208 

John, 208 

Joseph, 99, 152 

Mary, 152, 208 

Mercy, 208 

Nathaniel, 99, 152, 256 

Patience, 208 

Pelham Winslow, 121 

Richard, 10, 14, 51-53, 

116-121, 123, 125, 127, 128 
188, 190, 228, 230, 249-251, 253 

Sarah, 152, 208, 256 

Walter P., iqi 

mrs. Walter Phelps, 186 

William Watts Jones, 53 

Winslow, 48, 122 
Washburn ) 

Washburne \ Hempstead, 188 
Washbone ) 

Ichabod, 115 

John, 6, 96 

Seth, 249 

Sylvia, 115 
Wason, Ann, T07 

Thomas, 107 
Waterbarry, capt., 241 
Waterman, , 102, 241, 243 

Anthony, 234 

Bethiah, 177 

David, 102 

Elizabeth, 246 

Ezekiel, 102 

Hannah, 247 

Isaac, 246 

lieut., 41, 180, 244 

Mary, 177 

Mercy, 247 

Robert, 213 

Samuel, 177 

Sarah, 234 

Silas, 181, 242 

Thomas, 247 
Waters, Henry F., 230 
Watrous, Benjamin Prentis, 189 
Way, Lillian Minnie, 185 

mrs. William Bond, 184 
Webb) ., 

Web I Adey ' I57, 2 °°' 2IS 
Webster, , 181 

Ebenezer, 38, 40 

James Reed, 59, 60 



56-58, 79. "3. "5, 
83-186, 



278 



Index of Persons. 



mrs. William Henry, 249 
Wedg, Joshua, 195 

Rebecca, 195 

William, 195 
Weed, Edward Franklin, 52 
Weeks, Andrew Gray, 36, 49, 115 

Ezra, 36 

Nathaniel, 36 

Rachel, 3s 
Welch, Ashbel, 56 

mrs. Ashbel, 114 

Ashbel Russell, 56 
Wendell, mrs. Ten Eyck, 116 

Wentworth, , 241 

West, Pelatiah, 115 
Weston, , 81, 156 

Desire, 245, 246 

Edmund, 178, 213, 245 

Francis, 86 

Isaac, 245 

iacob, 246 
Tathan, 245, 246 
Rebecca, 245, 246 
Thomas, 2 

with"* 11 i Danie1 ' 2 ' 71 > 72 > 74 ' 75 ' I7 °' " 6 

Grace, 71, 74, 75, 170, 226 

Hannah, 74, 170 

Joseph, 46 

Lydia, 46 

Mary, 74, 75 

William, 74, 192 
Whipple, Daniel, 40, 178 

Dorcas, 246 

mrs. Stephen M., 191 
Whitcomb, Hannah, 44 

Mary, 46 

Noah, 46 
White, Abigail, 45 

Daniel, 130, 131 

Desire, 46 

Elizabeth, 45 

Gowin, 95 

mrs. John Daugherty, 50, 120 

Jonathan, 130 

Joseph, 234 

Mary, 45 

Mercy, 130 

Peregrine, 10, 13, 16, 55, 127, 129-131, 150 

Rebecca, 46 

Resolved, 10, 13, 16, 92, 127, 150, 188, 192 

Sarah, 44, 47, 130 

Susanna, 10, 12, 88, 127 

Temperance, 234, 236 

Timothy, 44 

William, 10, 12, 13, 55, 79, 88, 117, 119, 125, 
127, 188, 228 
Whiton 1 
Whitton I 

Witon J> Abijah, 164 
Whiten 
Whilten J 

Bethiah, 177 

Deborah, 44 

Elisha, 247 

Enoch, 106 

Jael, 165 

Joanna, 247 

John, 177 

Leah, 106 

Margaret, 106 

Mary, 164 

Thomas, 177 

Whitfield, , 38 

Whiting, capt., 102, 241 

col., 41, 102-104, 243 

mrs. William Sawin, 51 
Whittlesey, mrs. George D., 54 
Whitman, , 182 



Whitmore, W. H., 22 

Whitney I 

Whitnie $ ma J° r > 2 43 

Wier, , 242 

Wight, , 180, 181 

John, 179 
Wilder, Jabez, 235 

Martha, 235 

Roger, 9, n 
Wilkes, William, 200 
Wilkinson, mrs. Henry W., 49, 191 
Willard, Bradford Holt, 191 

James Le Baron, 121 

Marion Bradford, 191 

Susan Barker, 49 
Willet, Thomas, 214, 216 
Williams, , 40 

Joseph, 38 

Lawrence, 253 

Mary, 109 

mrs. Mary Loring, 59 

Roger, 25, 28 

Seth, 109 

Thomas, 10, 15, 79 

William, 39 
Williamson, , 232 

Sarah, 108 

mrs. Irving, 190 
Wills, William, 92 
Wilson, mrs. John R., 58 
Wing, Ebenezer, 108 

Elizabeth, 237 

Isaiah, 237 

Mary, 108 
Winpenny, mrs. J. Bolton, 56, 187, 191 

Winslow I . Q 

Wynslow i Ann > 8 9> 9° 

Edward, 9, 12, 13, 16, 24, 27, 29, 30, 34, 67,. 
79, 82, 83, 85, 88, 89, 125-127, 150, 154, 
x 57) J 58, 185, 197, 200, 203, 215, 216, 227, 
228, 238, 239 

Elizabeth, 9, 88, 192, 238, 239 

general, 42 

Gilbert, 10, 15, 79, 228 

John, 27, 28, 65-71, 150, 151, 157, 214, 229 

Joseph, 67, 70 

Josiah, 81, 239, 240 

Kenelm, 82, 200 

Mary, 16, 63, 65, 67-69, 89, 127, 151 

Parnell, 67 

Samuel, 67 

Sarah, 67 

Susanna, 16, 150 

William Copley, 54 
Winter, Christopher, 133, 134 

John, 133, 134 

Withrow, mrs. Thomas Foster, 59, 123 
Witter, Dorothy, 195 
Wolcott, Roger, 126 • 
Wood, , 231 

Abiel, 220 

Abijah, 220 

Ann, 223 

Barnabas, 247 

David, 219, 224 

Elizabeth, 144 

Ephraim, 221 

Hannah, 247 

Henry, 29 

Jabez, 223, 224 

John, 136, 137, 215, 224 

Mary, 108, 144, 219 

Mary Emma, 50 

Rebecca, 221 

Samuel, 221-223 

Woodman, , 217, 218 

Woodruff I 
Woodroff \ ' 242 

mrs. James P., 52 



Index of Persons. 



279 



Sarah, 236 

Walter, 92 
Woodworth, Anna, 44, 46 

Benjamin, 46 

Eleanor, 44 

Elisha, 44 

Hannah, 46 

James, 106 

Mary, 108 

Robert, 108 

Sarah, 106 
Wooster, colonel, 100 
Wootton, mrs. Edwin H., 186 
Worthington, , 39, 102 

Harry Cushman, 58 

S gl " I Adam, „8 
George Edward, 253 
John, 236 
Molly, 236 



Wright ) 

Rite > Pamelia Keith, 191 

cont'd. ) 

Priscilla, 26, 160, 202, 203, 205 
William, 24-27, 150, 200, 202, 203, 229 

Yearington, Peter, 105 

Yergason, Henry Christopher, 59, 124, 185 

Young, Elizabeth, 44 

Hannah, 167 

mrs. Horace Gedney, 190 

Jael, 165 

Joseph, 43 

Joshua, 44 

Margaret, 45 

Mary, 45 

Lydia, 43 

Robert, 45 

Thomas, 45, 165, 167 

mrs. William Hill, 183 

Zabriskie, mrs. N. Lansing, 54 



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Abington, Mass., 50, 237 
Albany, N. Y., 52, 124, 190 
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19 
Anchrum, N. Y., 244 
Andover, Conn., 101, 181 
Ardmore, Penna., 57, 122, 187 
Auburn, N. Y., 53 
Augusta, Ga., 52 
Austerneld, Eng., 251 

Bahama Islands, n 

Bangor, Me., 184, 249 

Barbadoes, 13 

Barley, Eng., 73 

Barnstable, Mass., no, 137, 182, 183, 236 

Bluefish River, Duxbury, Mass., 214 

Bolton, Conn., 101, 181 

Boston, Mass., 1, 34, 39, 47, 50, 51, 63, 65, 67, 
68, 69, 113-117, 124, 126, 128, 136, 140, 
175, 176, 182-184, 240, 248-250 

Bozrah, Conn., 41, 42 

Brabant, Netherlands, 21 

Braintree, Mass., 233, 236 

Brewster, Mass., 249 

Brewster Plain, Norwich, Conn., 8 

Bridgeport, Conn., 122, 252 

Bridgewater, Mass., 168 

Bristol, R. I., 115 

Brookhaven, L. I., 225, 227 

Brookline, Mass., 50, 51, 115-117, 183, 184, 249 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 52, 55, 122, 186 

Buffalo, N. Y., 117 

Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass., 87 

Cambridge, Mass., 89, 115, 183, 184, 220, 224, 

249 
Canaan, Conn., 101, 243 
Canderhook, N. Y., 100 
Canterbury, Conn., 104 
Cape Cod, Mass., 78, 86, 87 
Cape Cod Harbor, Mass., 86 
Carver, Mass., 174 
Cazenovia, N. Y., 116 
Central Falls, R. I., 116 
Charlestown, Mass., 25, 239 
Chestnut Hill, Mass., 183 
Chicago, 111., 57-59, !87, 188, 252, 253 
Cincinnati, O., 60, 123, 188, 189, 253 
Clark's Island, Plymouth, Mass., 87 
Claverick, N. Y., 243-245 
Cleveland, O., 250 
Clifton Heights, Penna., 56, 122, 187 
Cohasset, Mass., 183 
Colorado Springs, Colo., 124 
Concord, Mass., 217, 218 
Connecticut, 100, 243 
Cornhill, Truro, Mass., 86 
Cornwall, Conn., 101 
Crown Point, N. Y., 38, 39 
Cumberland, Me., 35 

Danbury, Conn., 55 
Darbyshire, Eng., 8, 73 
Dartmouth, Mass., 147, 168 
Davenport, Iowa, 51 
Deering Centre, Me., 116 
Delft, Netherlands, 19, 21 
Delft Haven, Netherlands, 251 
Denver, Colo., 251 
Detroit, Mich., 50, 115, 188, 252 



Dorking, Eng., 231, 232 
Dort, Netherlands, 21 
Duluth, Minn., 50 

Duxbury, Mass., 6-8, 34, 64, 96, 97, 135, 163, 
167, 183, 213, 214, 225, 234, 235, 245, 250 

Eastham, Mass., no, in, 135, 215 

East Hartford, Conn., 101 

East Orange, N. J., 186 

Edinburgh, Scot., 34 

Elmhurst, 111., 187s 

El Paso, Texas, 184 

Enfield, Mass., 116 

England, 2, 11-15, 19, 21, 61, 88, 89, 104, 216, 

230, 231 
Evanston, 111., 58, 59, 116 
Everett, Mass., 115, 116 
Exeter, N. H., 89 



Fairhaven, Mass., 184 
Farmington, Conn., 101, 242 
Flanders, Belgium, 21 
Fort Edward, N. Y., 40, 102 
Fort Hill, Conn., 41 
Fort Sheridan, 111., 186 
Fort William Henry, N. Y., 179 
Freetown, Mass., no, 164 
Friesland, Netherlands, 21 

Goshen, Conn., 101 
Grand Rapids, Mich., 53 
Great Britain, 17 
Green Bush, N. Y., 100 
Groton, Conn., 39, 40, 103, 179 
Gueldres, Netherlands, 21 
Guilford, Conn., 140 

Hague, The, Netherlands, 19 
Hainault, Belgium, 21 
Halifax, Mass., 174, 234 
Hanover, Mass., 106-108, 166, 167, 

249 
Harlaem, Netherlands, 19 
Hartford, Conn., 55, 101, 122, 180, 

252 
Hartland, Wis., 253 
Herndon, Va., 190 
Harrington, Conn., 101 
Hingham, Mass., 34, 106-109, 116, 

234-238, 249 • 
Hobes Hole, Plymouth, Mass., 230 
Holland, States of, 19, 21 
Hornellsville, N. Y., 122 
Hyde Park, Vt., 36 

Irving-on-Hudson, N. Y., 52 

Jamestown, Va., 2 

Janesville, Wis., 53, 61 

Jefferson, Wis., 58 

Jones River, Plymouth, Mass., 7, 87, 

Jones River Pond, Plymouth, Mass., 

Kingston, Mass., 114, 174, 191 

Lake George, N. Y., 39, 40 
Lakenham, Plymouth, Mass., 64 
Lansing, Mich., 117 
Lawrence, Mass., 50 
Lebanon, Conn., 101, 181, 193 



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181, 251, 



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216 
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Leyden, Holland, 19, 29, 113, 251 
Lime Rock, Conn., 122 
Lisbon, Portugal, 40 
Litchfield, Conn., 52, 101, 242 
Little Rock, Ark., 186 
Littleton, N. H., 50 
Lockport, N. Y., 53, 186 
London, Eng., 8, 219 
Long Island, N. Y., 225 
Low Countries, 21 
Lynn, Mass., 184 

Maidstone, Eng., 74 
Maiden, Mass., 117 
Manchester, Ky., 50 

Mass., 134 
Maquoketa, Iowa, 51 
Marietta, O., 253 
Marinette, Wis., 53 
Marshfield, Mass., 64, 108, no, 129, 130, 164, 

165-167, 213, 234, 237, 238, 256 
Martha's Vineyard, Mass., 140 
Massachusetts, 26, 28, 81, 89, 93, 160, 248 
Medford, Mass., 50, 184, 249 
Middleborough, Mass., 130, 192, 219, 221, 222, 

239. 2 47> 256 
Milwaukee, Wis., 184, 185, 253 
Minneapolis, Minn., 52, 53, 61, 254 
Mohegan (Norwich), Conn., 72, 74-76, 170, 

171, 172,193 
Monongahela River, 39 
Morrisville, Vt., 1, 50 
Mystic, Conn., 103, 180 



Netherlands, Protestant, 19 

Newark, N. J., 52 

Newburgh, N. Y., 53 

New England, 2, 7, 9, 65, 68, 69, 78, 85, 91, 93, 

96, 129, 133-135, 137, 200, 202, 213-215, 

217, 230 
Newent, Conn., 40, 101 
New Haven, Conn., 50, 53, 187, 252 
New London, Conn., 38, 53, 55, 71-73, 77, 

170, 226 
Newport, R. I., 250 
Newton, Mass., 116 
Newton Centre, Mass., 116, 184, 249 
Newtonville, Mass., 116 

New York, N. Y., 52, 53, 55, 116, 121, 186, 251 
Noank, Conn., 41, 105 
North Pembroke, Mass., 174 
North River, Mass., 94, 213 
North Yarmouth, Me., 34, 35 
Norton, Mass., 167 
Norwell, Mass., 106, 164, 192 
Norwich, Conn, (see also Mohegan), '8, 36, 41, 

42, 53, 101, 168, 173, 180 
N.Y.,55 
Norwich Town, Conn., 39 
Nottinghamshire, Eng., 7 

Oakland, Cal., 115 

Oak Park, 111., 58, 188, 253 

Oblong, N. Y., 243 

Ohio, 39 

Orange, N. J., 121 

Painesville, O., 55 

Pamet River, Truro, Mass., 86 

Pembroke, Mass., 64, 106, 166, 168, 235, 236 

Philadelphia, Penna., 56, 57, 122, 187 

Pittsburg, Penna., 57 

Plymouth ) Mass., 5, 7, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 

New Plymouth \ 53, 64, 79, 87, 91-93, 95, 
96, 98, 106, 129, 132-134, 139-141, 145, 
148, 157, 158, 162, 174-176, 197, 200, 202, 
203, 213-216, 219, 2*5, 226, 231, 239, 250, 
254-256 

Plymouth, Eng., 29, 86 



Plympton, Mass., 128, 174, 175, 191, 192, 245, 

246 
Pocatanock, Conn., 38, 40, 41, 178, 244 
Portland, Me., 64 
Portsmouth, N. H., 115, 184 
Preston, Conn., 42, 73, 101, 102, 104, 168-172, 

193, 194, 196, 197, 255 
Preston City, Conn., 255 
Providence, R. I., 116, 117, 220, 250 

Quincy, Mass., 50, 89 

Redlands, Cal., 89 
Rehoboth, Mass., 115 
Rhode Island, 102 
Rochester, Mass., 168 

N. Y., 186 
Rockford, 111., 59 
Rome, Italy, 19 
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 19 
Russia, 20 
Ryegate, Eng., 218 

Salem, Mass., 10, 12, 28, 192, 239 

Salisbury, Conn., 243 

Sandwich, Mass., 106, 137, 138, 215, 216 

Saratoga, N. Y., 100 

Saugus, Mass., 25 

Saybrook, Conn., 39, 102 

Scituate, Mass., 5, 8, 35, 39, 42, 64, 91-94, 

106-110, 133, 164-168, 192, 233-238 
Scrooby, Eng., 7, 251 
Secunke, Mass., 216 
Setauket, L. I., 225 
Sewickley, Penna., 252 
Sheffield, Mass., 243 
Sistersville, W. Va., 61 
Somerville, Mass., 115, 249, 250 
Southampton, Eng., n, 86 
South Orange, N. J., 50 
Southport, Conn., 55 
South Scituate, Mass., 106, 164, 192 
South Weymouth, Mass., 115 
Sparkill.N. Y.,251 
Springfield, Mass., 116 
Squantum, Quincy, Mass., 89, 248, 249 
Stillwater, N. Y., 100 
Stonington, Conn., 39, 40, 105, 107 
St. Paul, Minn., 53, 115, 186, 251, 254 
Stoughton, Mass., 164 
Suffield, Conn., 234 
Syracuse, N. Y., 52 

Taunton, Mass., 109, 116, 166 
Troy, N.Y., 186, 251 
Truro, Mass., 86 

Utica, N. Y.,186 
Utrecht, Netherlands, 21 

Vineland, N. J., 50 
Virginia, 2, t6, 78, 230-232 
Voluntown, Conn., 37 

Wales, Conn., 38 

Waltham, Mass., 116, 183 

Warsaw, N. Y., 53 

Washington, D. C, 61, 124, 

Watertown, Mass., 90 

Wellingsley, Plymouth, Mass., 134, 136 

Wells, Me., 166 

Westerly, R. I., 40 

West Indies, n, 104 

Weymouth, Mass., 93, 108 

Willimantic, Conn., 55 

Windham, Conn., 102, 114, 

Windsor, Conn., 64 

Woburn, Mass., 50, 108 

Woodside, Md., 61 

Ypsilanti, Mich., 249 



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Contents,— ©ctober, 1899- 

ILLUSTRATION. 

Two pages of the Brewster Book To face page 193 

I. The Brewster Book. (Continued) 193 

II. Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. (Continued) 

Inventory of Francis Eaton, 197; Will of William Wright, 200; 
Inventory of William Wright, 203 197-205 

III. Plymouth Births, Marriages and Deaths. (Continued) . 206 

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Estate of Thomas Howell, 213; George Soule, 214; Nathaniel 
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V. MlDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., BlRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 219 

VI. Hannah (Brewster) Starr. Communicated by Mrs. Lucy 

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VII. The Division of Land 227 

VIII. The Will of William Mullins. With Notes by George Ernest 

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IX. Scituate, Mass., Births, Marriages and Deaths. (Continued) 233 
X. Elizabeth (Winslow) (Brooks) Corwin, By George Ernest 

Bowman ; 238 

XI. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) .... 240 

XII. Early Records of Plympton, Mass. (Continued) . 245 

XIII. Reports from State Societies. 

Massachusetts, 248; New York, 251; Connecticut, 251 ; Penn- 
sylvania, 252; Illinois, 252; Ohio, 253; District of Columbia, 
253 • 248-254 

XIV. Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

Notes. — The Mayflower Genealogies, 254; Foreign Research 
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Queries. — Cushman, 255; Coombs-Cushman, 255; Walker- 
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Answer to Query. — Cobb 256 

XV. The Mayflower Descendant in 1900 256 



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comprehensive statements of facts and in practical use as 
a working dictionary. 



Hon. D J. Brewer, Justice of U. S. Supreme Court, says: 

" I commend it to all as the one great standard authority." 



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all the Stato Supreme Courts, the TJ. S. Government Print- 
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